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World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Marco Vratogna his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Awardwinning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

Directed by:
Keith Warner
Conductor:
Antonio Pappano
Music:
Giuseppe Verdi
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
Italian
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
28 June 2017

Next Performance:
28 June 2017 19:15

Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years - from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today’s opera stars.

Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 2017 is no exception, with the staging of Puccini’s La bohème - the tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, this retelling of the timeless classic will enchant cinema audiences with its intense melodic lyrics, original and refined harmony, instrumental light feel and nuances which are all unmistakable and unique.

For one night only, come and experience this spectacular opera on the big screen, live from Taormina, Sicily!
 

Directed by:
Enrico Castiglione
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Country:
Italy
Language:
Italian
Length:
145 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
5 July 2017

Next Performance:
5 July 2017 19:30

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma: Sofia Coppola’s La Traviata

A collaboration between American film-maker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino comes in the form of a revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera, La Traviata.
 
Violetta Valéry is a well-known courtesan in Paris whose life appears to be glamorous, but who also suffers from a serious illness. She lives on the money given to her by her male patrons. But when she meets Alfredo Germont, a young man from a good family, they fall in love and move to the country.

Alfredo’s father disapproves of their relationship and comes to tell Violetta that her involvement with Alfredo will ruin his family’s reputation. Out of her love for Alfredo, Violetta agrees to leave him and returns to Paris. Thinking she has betrayed him, Alfredo is heartbroken. He follows her to a party and publicly insults her. A few months later, Violetta is close to death.
 
Alfredo, who has learned why Violetta left him, returns to her. He is shocked by her weakness as she strains to get to her feet. They vow to be together forever, but she soon collapses and breathes her last.

Directed by:
Sofia Coppola
Performers
Francesca Dotto; Antonio Poli; Roberto Frontali; Anna Malavasi
Distributor:
Thunderbird Releasing
Country:
Italy
Language:
Italian
Length:
141 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
9 July 2017

Next Performance:
9 July 2017 17:00

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

'Angels In America' stars Andrew Garfield ('Silence', 'Hacksaw Ridge') as Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough ('People, Places and Things'), Nathan Lane ('The Producers'), James McArdle ('Star Wars: The Force Awakens') and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, 'Angels In America, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott ('The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' and 'War Horse').

ENCORE SCREENING
Please note where advertised the screening on Monday 7th August is an ENCORE performance.

Directed by:
Marianne Elliott
Performers
Andrew Garfield; Denise Gough; Nathan Lane; James McArdle; Russell Tovey
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
225 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
20 July 2017

Next Performance:
20 July 2017 19:00

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his
60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively
for cinema audiences.

This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

For a truly unforgettable cinematic experience, join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht for 2 days only on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at the ‘2017 Maastricht Concert’ to ‘Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’.

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Himself:
Andr Rieu
Hosted By:
Charlotte Hawkins
Distributor:
Piece Of Magic
Country:
Netherlands
Language:
English, Dutch
Length:
160 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Music;

Release Date:
22 July 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

 'Angels In America' stars Andrew Garfield ('Silence', 'Hacksaw Ridge') as Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough ('People, Places and Things'), Nathan Lane ('The Producers'), James McArdle ('Star Wars: The Force Awakens') and Russell Tovey (The Pass).
 
This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, 'Angels In America, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott ('The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' and 'War Horse').

ENCORE SCREENING
Please note where advertised the screening on Monday 14th August is an ENCORE performance.
 

Directed by:
Marianne Elliott
Performers
Andrew Garfield; Denise Gough; Nathan Lane; James McArdle; Russell Tovey
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
240 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
27 July 2017

Next Performance:
27 July 2017 19:00

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).
 

Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
9 August 2017

Next Performance:
9 August 2017 19:00

National Theatre Live - Yerma

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

Directed by:
Simon Stone
Performers
Billie Piper
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
120 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
31 August 2017

Next Performance:
31 August 2017 19:00

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.

Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder . ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.

Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.
 

Himself:
David Gilmour
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Language:
English
Length:
150 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Music;

Release Date:
13 September 2017

Next Performance:
13 September 2017 20:00

Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French composer’s opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including the Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador Song.

On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage during the Bregenz Festival. As with their previous spectacular productions, you can expect the staging of this classic tale to have an extravagantly original and innovative design, with the waters of the lake being used as an extension of the stage.

This production of Carmen will be directed by Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London, with the set designed by the British artist Es Devlin. Her past work includes sets for such stars as Adele, Take That, U2, Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West.
 

Directed by:
Kasper Holten
Distributor:
CinemaLive
Language:
French
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
14 September 2017

Next Performance:
14 September 2017 20:00

Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.

Directed by:
David McVicar
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
170 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
20 September 2017

Next Performance:
20 September 2017 19:15

The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. After nearly 50 years together, the Birmingham band took to the stage for the last time in their home city, bringing down the curtain on their final tour ever. They performed generation-spanning songs that have defined a genre in front of a sold-out arena and, in exclusive new interviews, the band themselves tell it how they lived it. After half a century, this is your chance to hear the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.

Themselves:
Black Sabbath
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
120 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Music;

Release Date:
28 September 2017

Next Performance:
28 September 2017 20:00

Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecieñ, in a new production by Richard Jones.

Directed by:
Richard Jones
Cast:
Nicole Car; Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecie
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
155 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
3 October 2017

Next Performance:
3 October 2017 19:15

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovskyin the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonatoco-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Callejaas Pollione and Matthew Roseas Oroveso. Carlo Rizziconducts and Sir David McVicardirects the new production.

Conductor:
Carlo Rizzzi
Cast:
Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma); Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa); Joseph Calleja (Pollione); Matthew Rose (Oroveso)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
Italian
Length:
184 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
7 October 2017

Next Performance:
7 October 2017 17:55

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.
Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.
 

Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
11 October 2017

Next Performance:
11 October 2017 19:00

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levineconducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’sproduction of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewekas the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovoas the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werbaas the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Hornas Sprecher, and René Papeas Sarastro. The holiday presentation of The Magic Flute, an abridged staging sung in English for families, was the first Live in HDperformance to be transmitted. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series.

Conductor:
James Levine
Cast:
Golda Schultz (Pamina); Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night); Charles Castronovo (Tamino); Markus Werba (Papageno); Christian Van Horn (Sprecher); Sarastro (Ren Pape)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
German
Length:
189 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
14 October 2017

Next Performance:
14 October 2017 17:55

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

Directed by:
TBC
Cast:
TBC
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
170 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
23 October 2017

Next Performance:
23 October 2017 19:15

The Exterminating Angelhas its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès.The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Lunaas Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalazas Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthewsas Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevanas Beatriz,both in Met debuts; Alice Coote as Leonora Palma; Christine Riceas Blanca Delgado; Iestyn Daviesas Francisco de Ávila; Joseph Kaiseras Edundo de Nobile; Frédéric Antounin his Met debut as Raúl Yebenes; David Portilloas Edmundo; David Adam Moorein his Met debut as Col. Álvaro Gómez; Rod Gilfryas Alberto Roc; Kevin Burdetteas Señor Russell; Christian Van Hornas Julio; and John Tomlinsonas Dr Carlos Conde. The Exterminating Angelis a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.

Conductor:
Thomas Ads
Cast:
Audrey Luna (Leticia Maynar); Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile); Sally Matthews (Silvia de vila); Sophie Bevan (Beatriz); Alice Coote (Leonora Palma); Christine Rice (Blanca Delgado); Iestyn Davies (F
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
Italian
Length:
147 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
18 November 2017

Next Performance:
18 November 2017 17:55

 A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Choreography:
Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
135 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
5 December 2017

Next Performance:
5 December 2017 19:15

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
 

Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
220 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
7 December 2017

Next Performance:
7 December 2017 19:00

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.

Directed by:
David McVicar
Cast:
Dimitri Platanias; Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
165 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
16 January 2018

Next Performance:
16 January 2018 19:15

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolais and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia.

Conductor:
Andris Nelsons
Cast:
Kristine Opolais (Tosca); Vittorio Grigolo (Cavaradossi); Bryn Terfel (Scarpia); Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
Italian
Length:
173 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
27 January 2018

Next Performance:
27 January 2018 17:55

 Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

Directed by:
Jonathan Kent
Cast:
Adrianne Pieczonka; Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
7 February 2018

Next Performance:
7 February 2018 19:15

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzanias Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

Conductor:
Domingo Hindoyan
Cast:
Pretty Yende (Adina); Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino); Davide Luciano (Belcore); Ildebrando DArcangelo (Dulcamara)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
Italian
Length:
159 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
10 February 2018

Next Performance:
10 February 2018 17:00

'I am all the daughters of my father's house,
And all the brothers too.'

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...
Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".
 

Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United Kingdom
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
14 February 2018

Next Performance:
14 February 2018 19:00

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème,the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yonchevastars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabianoas the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillipsreprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachemsings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrovand Matthew Roseas Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

Conductor:
Marco Armiliato
Cast:
Sonya Yoncheva (Mim);Susanna Phillips (Musetta);Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo);Lucas Meachem (Marcello);Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard);Matthew Rose (Colline);Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
Italian
Length:
175 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
24 February 2018

Next Performance:
24 February 2018 17:30

 Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
28 February 2018

Next Performance:
28 February 2018 19:15

Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
200 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
6 March 2018

Next Performance:
6 March 2018 18:45

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Beniniand feature Elizabeth DeShongas the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarenaas an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakovas the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Greenas the high priest Oroe.

Conductor:
Maurizio Benini
Cast:
Angela Meade (Semiramide); Elizabeth DeShong (Arsace); Javier Camarena (Idreno); Ildar Abdrazakov (Assur); Ryan Speedo Green (Oroe)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
Italian
Length:
240 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
10 March 2018

Next Performance:
10 March 2018 17:55

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
 

Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Theatre;

Release Date:
22 March 2018

Next Performance:
22 March 2018 19:00

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
27 March 2018

Next Performance:
27 March 2018 19:15

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte,led by David Robertson.Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeskias the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutteis a co-production with the English National Opera.

Conductor:
David Robertson
Cast:
Amanda Majeski (Fiordiligi); Serena Malfi (Dorabella); Kelli OHara (Despina); Ben Bliss (Ferrando); Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo); Christopher Maltman (Don Alfonso)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
Italian
Length:
211 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
31 March 2018

Next Performance:
31 March 2018 17:55

Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, eljko Luèiæ and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
200 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
4 April 2018

Next Performance:
4 April 2018 19:15

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller,which has not been seen at the Met since 2006.Starring Sonya Yonchevaas a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczalaas Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingoas Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.

Conductor:
James Levine
Cast:
Sonya Yoncheva (Luisa); Olesya Petrova (Federica); Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo); Plcido Domingo (Miller); Alexander Vinogradov (Walter); Dmitry Belosselskiy (Wurm)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
Italian
Length:
218 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
14 April 2018

Next Performance:
14 April 2018 17:30

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon,based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régimentand Massenet’s Manon.Joyce DiDonatoadds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Cooteas Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blytheas the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kimas the Fée, and Laurent Naourias Pandolfe. Cendrillonis produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera.

Conductor:
Bertrand de Billy
Cast:
Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon); Alice Coote (Le Prince Charmant); Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltire); Kathleen Kim (La Fe); Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe)
Distributor:
Trafalgar Releasing
Country:
United States
Language:
French
Length:
167 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Opera;

Release Date:
28 April 2018

Next Performance:
28 April 2018 17:55

 Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
155 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
3 May 2018

Next Performance:
3 May 2018 19:15

 The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Ballet;

Release Date:
12 June 2018

Next Performance:
12 June 2018 19:15