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Macbeth by Verdi – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Wednesday 4 April 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 8 April 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval

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

Verdi’s life-long love a air with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.
The warrior Macbeth fi ghts on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.
Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.
Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

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CAST
Macbeth: Željko Lučić
Lady Macbeth: Anna Netrebko
Banquo: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Macduff: Yusif Eyvazov
Lady-in-waiting: Francesca Chiejina
Malcolm: Konu Kim
Doctor: Simon Shibambu

CREW
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: Phillyda Lloyd
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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Carmen by Bizet – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Tuesday 6 March 2018 [7.45pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 11 March 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval

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

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than fi ve hundred times at Covent Garden alone.
This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a farfrom-
traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

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CAST
Carmen: Anna Goryachova
Don José: Francesco Meli
Escamillo: Kostas Smoriginas
Micaëla: Anett Fritsch
Zuniga: David Soar

CREW
Music: Georges Bizet
Director: Berry Kosky
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša

Sung in French with English subtitles

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Tosca by Puccini – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Wednesday 7 February 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 11 February 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours, including two intervals

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.

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.
Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.
A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fi re during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a fi ring squad.

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CAST
Floria Tosca: Adrianne Pieczonka
Mario Cavaradossi: Joseph Calleja
Baron Scarpia: Gerald Finley
Spoletta: Aled Hall
Cesare Angelotti: Simon Shibambu

CREW
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Director: Jonathan Kent
Conductor: Dan Ettinger

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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Rigoletto by Verdi – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Tuesday 16 January 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 21 January 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval

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.

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.
Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…
David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.
Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

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CAST
Duke of Mantua: Michael Fabiano
Rigoletto: Dimitri Platanias
Gilda: Lucy Crowe
Sparafucile: Andrea Mastroni
Maddalena: Nadia Krasteva
Giovanna: Kathleen Wilkinson

CREW
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Alexander Joel

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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La bohème by Puccini – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Tuesday 3 October 2017 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 8 October 2017 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including one interval

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

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.
Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting.
Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

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CAST
Mimì: Nicole Car
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Marcello: Mariusz Kwiecień
Musetta: Nadine Sierra

CREW
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Director: Richard Jones
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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The Magic Flute by Mozart – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Wednesday 20 September 2017 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 24 September 2017 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours 10 minutes, including one interval

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

Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane.
Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…
David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, fl ying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fi reworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.
As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

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CAST
Pamina: Siobhan Stagg
Tamino: Mauro Peter
Papageno: Roderick Williams
Papagena: Christina Gansch
Sarastro: Mika Kares
Queen of the Night: Sabine Devieilhe

CREW
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Julia Jones

Sung in German with English subtitles

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Puccini: La Bohème LIVE from Taormina

 

Recorded LIVE from the Taormina Opera Festival
July 5, 2017 at 8:30pm

One of opera’s most popular and enduring classics, Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème memorializes the ardent passions of young Bohemian artists struggling to love, create and survive in mid-19th century Paris.

Living together in a small Parisian garret, Rodolfo writes, Marcello paints, Schaunard composes and Colline philosophizes. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, he is immediately struck by her beauty and the two sing the famous duet, “O soave fanciulla” (“Oh lovely maiden”). Still, the passionate love of Rodolfo and Mimì struggles to survive the brutal and unforgiving reality of poverty.

Puccini’s opera ultimately honors that tragic struggle – the struggle to create, to love and to live the Bohemian life. For over one hundred years, audiences have shared the hopes, the joys and the passions of these young artists, celebrating the bohemians’ unyielding commitment to seizing each new day with fervor.

Directed by Enrico Castiglione, La Bohème will be staged on the magnificent outdoor stage of the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, overlooking Mount Etna and the picturesque Sicilian coast. This production features costumes by Sonia Cammarata and is conducted by Li Xincao.

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Royal Opera House 2017-18 LIVE Cinema Season

 

12 BLOCKBUSTER TITLES, ONE CINEMA SEASON
LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 2017/18

With 12 titles, the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2017/18 is set to thrill audiences in more than 1500 cinemas in over 40 countries.

Including some of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet’s much-loved classical repertory, the world’s top ballet and opera stars, and four brand new productions, Pannonia Entertainment distributes live satellite broadcasts and recorded shows of performances from the Covent Garden to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania – in cooperation with Trafalgar Releasing Ltd.

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly in Taormina

 

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story.

Recorded live on the 7th July 2016 in the Teatro Antico Taormina, the performance was part of the Festival Euro Mediterraneo, starring Hye Myung Kang as Cio-cio San and Zoran Todorovich as Pinkerton.

Teatro Antico di Taormina is the second largest ancient Greek theatre in Italy, built in Southern Italy in early seventh century BC. Frequently used for operatic and theatrical performances, this picturesque theater sitting on the coast of Sicily is home to the annual Festival Euro Mediterraneo.

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ALL’OPERA Live Cinema Season 2016/17

 

allopera2016-17The season All’Opera is not only one of the finest heritage of Italian culture that is renewed year after year through the talent and vision of renowned artists, it is also a great tool to communicate the quality and cultural dynamism that Italy is able to express. All’Opera enables worldwide audiences to enjoy the best opera has to offer in famed theaters such as La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Opera in Rome, the Teatro Regio in Turin, and one of the newest Opera Houses in the world, the Opera di Firenze.

The 2016/17 season will offer timeless works of composers such as Mozart (Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Ratto del Serraglio), Puccini (Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut), Verdi (Don Carlo), Rossini (La Gazza Ladra) and Wagner (Tristan et Iseut) presented through state-of-the-art recording technology.

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Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2016/17

 

ROH_CinemaSeason_1617A fantastic new season of 12 LIVE broadcasts with 6 operas and 6 ballets, including popular classics and highly anticipated new productions. The leading tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut in a new production of Verdi’s Otello. The Royal Opera attracts stars from around the world to its Covent Garden stage, with artists such as Joseph Calleja, Vittorio Grigolo, Christine Rice and Ermonela Jaho among others featuring in the cinema programme.

In cooperation with worldwide distributor Picturehouse Entertainment, Pannonia Entertainment distributes live opera and ballet broadcasts and recorded DCPs to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Romania. (In the Czech Republic and Slovakia the live broadcast contains Czech subtitles as a part of the live feed!)

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Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening With Puccini

 

jonas-kaufmann--an-evening-Operatic superstar Jonas Kaufmann is no stranger to the big screen, and in 2015 he makes his highly anticipated solo cinematic debut with this concert film and documentary.

Shot on location in Italy, the film features Jonas’ critically acclaimed Puccini concert from La Scala, Milan and includes all of Puccini’s most loved tenor arias including ‘Nessun dorma’.

The cameras also go behind the scenes and follow Jonas around Milan as he talks about what it takes to be the world’s greatest tenor and why Puccini’s music is so special to him.

Available from 8 March 2016, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert film and documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

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Verdi: Il Trovatore – Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2016/17

 

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Live Broadcast – 31 January 2017, 8.15pm CET

UPDATE! Due to illness, Dmitri Hvorostovsky has regrettably had to withdraw from the role of Count di Luna. Vitaliy Bilyy has been confirmed to take the role.

International superstars Vitaliy Bilyy, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.

This performance is the part of 2016/17 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season!

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2016/17

 

Live Broadcast – 30 March 2017, 8.15pm CET

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier‘s stunningly beautiful production.

This performance is the part of 2016/17 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season!

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Verdi: Otello – Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2016/17

 

OTELLO-Main-Image-Copy-305x305Live Broadcast – 28 June 2017, 8.15pm CET

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 Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.

This performance is the part of 2016/17 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season!

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Pavarotti in Cinema – Three unforgettable concerts

 

pavarottiLuciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) was one of the most popular contemporary vocal performers in the world. Three of his countless amazing performaces are now available as cinema screening, Pannonia Entertainment distributes these unique concert-movies to cinemas across Czech Rebublic and Hungary.

 

 

 

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Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Thomas Hampson – Three Stars in Munich (2015)

 

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The superstars of classical music were together for the first time at the Königsplatz, Munich for one night only. The Munich Königsplatz, with its elegant classical buildings, is a unique, picturesque performance space. With this rare meeting of opera superstars, the square transforms into an opera house under the open sky, and creates an atmospheric setting for its 15 000 strong audience.

Anna Netrebko joins Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson at the cultural heart of Munich for an open-air evening of celebrated arias, duets and opera scenes by Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Offenbach, Lehár, and more. Special guests: Elena Zhidkova and Ildar Abdrazakov.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert-movie from May 2016 to cinemas across Hungary and Czech Republic.

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Mariinsky Festival on Screen – Summer 2014

 
  • marinszkijThe celebrated Mariinsky Theatre is one of the world’s leading opera and ballet companies
  • For summer 2014, two LIVE broadcasts from the annual Stars of the White Nights Festival staged in St. Petersburg
  • La bayadère is one of the great favourites of the ballet repertoire and a touchstone production for the ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre
  • A world premiere of a brand-new production of Prokofiev’s epic masterpiece War and Peace will be broadcast from the recently opened Mariinsky II building
  • Both productions will be conducted by the internationally acclaimed Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev
  • Broadcast live on Satellites IS905 and IS10.02 (with short time delay from St. Petersburg)
  • Postponed screenings of the taped events are permitted
  • Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania

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The Three Tenor Legends – Live in Roma 1990

 

0741799-3_tenors_concert-19Magic was created in July 1990, when Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras met onstage at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome and became the Three Tenors. This greatest musical event ever is an awe-inspiring orgy of the greatest hits for the tenor voice. Zubin Mehta exquisitely captures the largeness of this bonanza through the grandiose orchestra.

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