In 1745, the king granted Jean-Philippe Rameau the position of Composer du cabinet du roy, which came with a pension. This new period would see productions in a lighter vein, in collaboration with the librettist Louis de Cahusac, and some of the Burgundian musician's most important masterpieces. 'Zaïs', performed in 1748 on the stage of the Académie Royale de Musique, is one of them. This ballet-héroïque gave French music one of its finest works.
Wildest Middle East explores the most remote and most surprising corners of this ancient land. Turkey's vast and varied landscapes range from snow covered mountain passes, to spectacular coral reefs. Arabia is the world's largest peninsular and harbours a wealth of wildlife in its seas and mountains. Egypt's rich lands are nurtured by the life-giving waters of the iconic Nile, and the startlingly wide range of natural habitats in Jordan has resulted in a treasure chest of wildlife. This stunning series showcases the landscape and wildlife as never seen before.
Australian Safari is one of the highest rating documentaries David Ireland has ever produced. The film took nearly two years to make. This action packed film was shot in many locations around Australia, including: Deserts: Wetlands: The Tropical North: Mountain Ranges: Outback NSW and Cape York and the Great Barrier Reef.