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Event Screenings

 

Royal Opera House Live Screenings

 

La Boheme

Wed, 29 January 2020, 7.45pm

Tickets: Adult: £16, Concessions: £13, Under 12’s: £10

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes.

 

The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering

Sun, 1 March 2020, 2pm

Tickets: Adult: 16.00, Concession: £13.00, Under 12’s: £10.00

Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

Approximate running time – 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.

 

Fidelio

Sun, 22nd March 202014:00

Adult: £16.00, Concession: £13.00, Under 12’s: £10.00

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Sung in German with English subtitles.

 

Swan Lake

Wed, 1st April 2020, 7.15pm

Tickets: Adult: £16.00, Concessions: £13.00, Under 12’s: £10

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

Approximate running time: 3 hours

 

The Dante Project

Thu, 28 May 2020, 7.15pm

Tickets: Adult: £16, Concession: £13, Under 12’s: £10

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem traces Dante’s path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice.

Approximate running time: about 3 hours

 

Elektra

Thu, 18 June 2020, 7.45pm

Adult: £16, Concession: £13, Under 12’s: £10

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.

This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere.

Sung in German with English subtitles.

Approximate running time: 2 hours.