The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron

141 min - Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 23 Apr 2015

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron

141 min - Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy - 23 Apr 2015

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John Wick

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John Wick

101 min - - 10 Apr 2015

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A Little Chaos

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A Little Chaos

117 min - - 17 Apr 2015

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Fast and Furious 7

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Fast and Furious 7

140 min - - 3 Apr 2015

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The Duff

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The Duff

101 min - - 10 Apr 2015

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Child 44

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Child 44

137 min - Mystery & Suspense,Drama - 17 Apr 2015

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Woman in Gold

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Woman in Gold

109 min - Drama - 10 Apr 2015

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Tin

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Tin

93 min - - 17 Apr 2015

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Cinderella

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Cinderella

113 min - Science Fiction & Fantasy,Romance - 27 Mar 2015

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The Emperor's New Clothes

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The Emperor's New Clothes

101 min - - 27 Mar 2015

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the follow-up to the ultra successful Avengers film. The picture completes Marvel Studios Phase 2 films, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Edgar Wrights Ant-Man, and Guardians of the... Read more »

Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the follow-up to the ultra successful Avengers film. The picture completes Marvel Studios Phase 2 films, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Edgar Wrights Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

April

Fast and Furious 7

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Fast and Furious 7

FAST & FURIOUS 7 is the latest in the action drama franchise, in which the team are pursued by the brother of a criminal they have killed whilst they also try to retrieve a valuable computer chip.

April

Cinderella

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Cinderella

Cate Blanchett stars in this new vision of the Cinderella tale from director Kenneth Branagh and the screenwriting team of Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh McKenna for Disney Pictures. 

April

Far From The Madding Crowd

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Far From The Madding Crowd

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene Carey Mulligan , who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak Matthias Schoenaerts , a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy Tom Sturridge , a handsome and reckless... Read more »

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

May

Big Hero 6

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Big Hero 6

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends:... Read more »

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 

May

Home

Rated U
Home

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip,... Read more »

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna, who also contributes a song) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize theres a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

May

La Fille Mal Gardee - LIVE - Royal Opera House

La Fille Mal Gardee - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold’s original... Read more »

Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold’s original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet’s most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster’s colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

Starring

Cast to be confirmed

Composer

Ferdinand Hérold

Conductor

Barry Wordsworth

Choreographer

Frederick Ashton

Production Information

Ballet in two acts

Running time 135 minutes (approx)

Including one interval

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May

Man and Superman - LIVE - National Theatre

Man and Superman - LIVE - National Theatre

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman... Read more »

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

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May

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Mad Max: Fury Road

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run... Read more »

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Showing from the 15th May 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

San Andreas

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San Andreas

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

Showing from the 29th May 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

La Boheme - LIVE - Royal Opera House

La Boheme - LIVE - Royal Opera House

The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera’s best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley’s keen stagecraft and loving... Read more »

The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera’s best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley’s keen stagecraft and loving attention to period and dramatic detail make his production a masterpiece of realism, while Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs evoke the atmosphere of 19th-century Paris. Several of today’s greatest opera stars return to bid farewell to this sublime staging, notably Anna Netrebko as Mimì, and Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts one of Puccini’s most emotional and melodious scores, in a revival that promises to go down in Royal Opera history.

Starring

Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Lucas Meachem and Jennifer Rowley

Composer

Giacomo Puccini

Conductor

Dan Ettinger

Director

John Copley

Production Information

Opera in four acts

Sung in Italian

Running Time 170 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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June

Jurassic World

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Jurassic World

Dinos reign again in this fourth entry of the Jurassic Park series to be scripted by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Showing from the 12th June 2015, the times will be available on the website the Tuesday before this date.

Willliam Tell - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Willliam Tell - LIVE - Royal Opera House

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty,... Read more »

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt. Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production.

Starring

Gerald Finley, Malin Byström, John Osborn, Enkelejda Shkosa, Sofia Fomina and Nicolas Courjal

Composer

Gioachino Rossini

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Director

Damiano Michieletto

Production Information

Opera in four acts

Sung in French

Running time 240 minutes (approx)

Including two intervals

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July

Everyman - LIVE - National Theatre

Everyman - LIVE - National Theatre

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris Broken, London Road... Read more »

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

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July

André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (via Satellite)

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André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (via Satellite)

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event. br   br In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office... Read more »

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event.
 
In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office records for the highest grossing one night event for an Artists music concert and we would love for you all to join in to help us once again set a new record for Event Cinema.

This year is the 11th consecutive year of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht!  Be prepared for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year as the maestro puts on a magnificent spectacle during this very special annual event.
 
One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.  Be swept away with the incredible atmosphere, which attracts audiences from every corner of the globe who come together to share and experience beautiful music, song, laughter, dancing and a few tears!   
 
The concert is approximately 3hrs including a 15 minute interval.
Spoken parts in English and Dutch (with English subtitles supplied).

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July

The Merchant of Venice - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

The Merchant of Venice - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the... Read more »

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeares uncompromising tragedy.

July
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Othello - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Othello - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and... Read more »

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.

But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello. He was last seen with us in Faust and Julius Caesar (1996). Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago, returning to the RSC following his role as Pericles in 2006. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, 2012).

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August

Romeo and Juliet (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Romeo and Juliet (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Kenneth MacMillan's famous version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev's magnificent score returns to open the 2015 16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. This Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and... Read more »

Kenneth MacMillan's famous version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev's magnificent score returns to open the 2015/16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. This Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and in sword fights and celebrations, but MacMillan's focus is always on the complex emotions of the young lovers - especially on Juliet as she journeys through the delirious happiness of first love to a shocked, adult perception of her fate. Juliet is one of the most coveted of all ballerina roles, and as MacMillan's ballet enters its 50th year it resonates as deeply with audiences today as when it was first seen half a century ago.

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September

Le Nozze Di Figaro (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Le Nozze Di Figaro (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart's genius at its most lively and delightful. Based on a play that was originally banned for its political content, the fast-moving libretto creates realistic characters made even more human... Read more »

Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart's genius at its most lively and delightful. Based on a play that was originally banned for its political content, the fast-moving libretto creates realistic characters made even more human by Mozart's outstanding music. David McVicar's popular staging of this comedy returns in the hands of the leading British conductor Ivor Bolton. The cast is led by the star bass Erwin Schrott, who has sung the role to great acclaim at Covent Garden before, partnered with star Romanian soprano Anita Hartig in the role of Susanna.

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October

Henry V - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry V - LIVE - Royal Shakespeare Company

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following... Read more »

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.

Henry V will be broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 21 October, the same week as the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 18th March 2015

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October

Carmen / Viscera / Aftrenoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16

Carmen / Viscera / Aftrenoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16

Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet. Carlos Acosta focuses on the dramatic essentials of love, jealousy and revenge in his new production of Carmen. As well as choreographing the production, Acosta... Read more »

Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet.

Carlos Acosta focuses on the dramatic essentials of love, jealousy and revenge in his new production of Carmen. As well as choreographing the production, Acosta will dance the lead role.

Liam Scarlett has used Lowell Liebermann's thrilling Piano Concerto No.1 as the inspiration for his similarly audacious choreography in Viscera.

Debussy's evocative score is the inspiration for Jerome Robbins's Afternoon of a Faun, which depicts two ballet dancers as absorbed by their own reflections as they are attracted to each other.

George Balanchine's Tchaikovsky pas de deux uses a fragment of music composed for the 1877 production of Swan Lake for an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique.

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November

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers' masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the... Read more »

These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers' masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. The Royal Opera's Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includes charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.

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December

The Nutcracker (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

The Nutcracker (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without The Royal Ballet's classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of... Read more »

Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without The Royal Ballet's classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets.

Peter Wright's enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky's score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

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December

Two Pigeons / Rhapsody (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Two Pigeons / Rhapsody (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music's dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was... Read more »

This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music's dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was the pinnacle of Ashton's romantic style.

The second half of the programme features Ashton's delicate, deceptively comic The Two Pigeons - a work rarely performed and a real treat for ballet fans everywhere.

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January
2016

La Traviata (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

La Traviata (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

La traviata is regarded as one of Verdi's finest operas, and Richard Eyre's traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera's most popular productions. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Val ry, one of opera's greatest... Read more »

La traviata is regarded as one of Verdi's finest operas, and Richard Eyre's traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera's most popular productions. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera's greatest heroines, based on the reallife courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847 aged just 23. In this revival, Violetta is sung by Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva in her debut with The Royal Opera, following her successful appearance as Violetta at the Glyndebourne Festival.

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February
2016

Boris Gudunov (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Boris Gudunov (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky's historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The originality of the composer's vision of Pushkin's play about Tsar Boris... Read more »

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky's historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The originality of the composer's vision of Pushkin's play about Tsar Boris Godunov - who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605 - was too much for the management of the Imperial Theatres, who demanded changes that were incorporated in the second version of the opera, in which Boris finally had its premiere in 1874.  

Many commentators, nevertheless, prefer the integrity of the original, which makes few concessions to operatic conventions. Keenly awaited will be Bryn Terfel's assumption of the title role - one of the most complex characters in opera - while John Graham-Hall appears as the crafty Prince Shuisky and John Tomlinson as the vagabond monk Varlaam.

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March
2016

Giselle (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Giselle (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet's title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an... Read more »

Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet's title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death.

For the ballerina this is a role of two contrasting halves: in Act I she must appear naïve and artless, her dancing alive with an earthy enthusiasm; in Act II she transforms into light and air, her dancing so ethereal as to seem weightless. In Peter Wright's production, the dual aspect of the ballet is perfectly achieved: the first act dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second with a spectral, moonlit beauty.

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April
2016

Lucia Di Lammermoor (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Lucia Di Lammermoor (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers... It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera's most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and... Read more »

Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers... It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera's most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and is regarded as one of Donizetti's finest works.

The opera has not been seen at the Royal Opera House in more than a decade, so this new production by Katie Mitchell will be a particularly important and exciting event. The title role will be sung by Diana Damrau, an expert in the coloratura repertory, while American tenor Charles Castronovo takes on that of her secret lover, the reckless and passionate Edgardo.

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April
2016

Frankenstein (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Frankenstein (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley's gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love,... Read more »

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley's gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, it inspires Scarlett to explore the very depths of human nature and our need to find acceptance and a place in the world.

For this exciting new ballet Scarlett returns to the music of Lowell Liebermann, from whom he has commissioned a brand new score.

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May
2016

Werther (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Werther (Live) - Royal Opera House 2015/16 Season

Based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet's opera tells the story of the poet Werther's hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man... The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour, -... Read more »

Based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet's opera tells the story of the poet Werther's hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man... The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour, - small wonder that Werther is often considered to be the composer's finest work.

The Royal Opera's Music Director Antonio Pappano returns to conduct film, theatre and opera director Benoît Jacquot's classic production. Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo stars as Werther, alongside Joyce DiDonato, who sings her first Charlotte (one of the great French mezzo roles) in this staging.

Event Cinemas - Beamed from stage to screen
June
2016