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Royal Opera House 2018-19 LIVE Cinema Season

 

11 BLOCKBUSTER TITLES, ONE CINEMA SEASON
LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 2018/19

With 11 titles, the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2018/19 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.

  • Popular classics including Romeo and Juliet, La traviata and Christmas favourite The Nutcracker
  • New and highly anticipated opera productions The Queen of Spades and La forza del destino, plus a ballet World Premiere from choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
  • Some of the biggest opera stars in the world including Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Erwin Schrott, Diana Damrau, Ermonela Jaho, Michael Fabiano and Eva-Maria Westbroek
  • Mayerling and La Bayadère — two celebrated classics of the Royal Ballet repertory — come to cinemas for the first time, plus Don Quixote returns, a sparkling ballet choreographed by Carlos Acosta
  • And Antonio Pappano conducts an international cast in Die Walküre, the second and perhaps best-loved opera of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring cycle

 

 

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The Queen of Spades – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

LIVE: Tuesday 22 January 2019, [7.45pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 27 January 2019, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: 12 FEB – 12 MAR

Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes, including one interval.

Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

CREW
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Director: Stefen Herheim
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

CAST
Gherman: Aleksandrs Antonenko
Prince Yeletsky: Vladimir Stoyanov
Countess: Felicity Palmer
Liza: Eva-Maria Westbroek

Sung in Russian with English subtitles

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La traviata – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

 

LIVE: Wendesday 30 January 2019, [7.45pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 3 February 2019, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: : 20 FEB – 20 MAR

Approximate running time: 3 hours 35 minutes, including two interval.

Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

 

CREW
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: Richard Eyre
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda

CAST
Violetta Valéry: Ermonela Jaho
Alfredo Germont: Charles Castronovo
Giorgio Germont: Plácido Domingo

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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La forza del destino – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

LIVE: Tuesday 2 April 2019, [7.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 7 April 2019, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: : 25 APR – 25 MAY

Approximate running time: 4 hours 15 minutes, including two interval.

Christof Loy directs a starstudded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier, in Verdi’s epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

CREW
Music: Charles-François Gounod
Director: Christof Loy
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

CAST
Donna Leonora: Anna Netrebko
Don Alvaro: Jonas Kaufmann
Don Carlo Di Vargas: Ludovic Tézier

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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Faust – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

LIVE: Tuesday 30 April 2019, [7.45pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 5 May 2019, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: 21 MAY – 21 JUNE

Approximate running time: 3 hours 45 minutes, including one interval.

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s paris in David Mcvicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

CREW
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Dan Ettinger

CAST
Faust: Michael Fabiano
Méphistophélès: Erwin Schrott
Marguerite: Diana Damrau

Sung in French with English subtitles

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Die Walküre – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

 

LIVE: Sunday 28 October 2018, [6pm CET]
DCP WINDOW: 19 NOV – 19 DEC

Approximate running time: 4 hours 50 minutes, including two interval.

Antonio pappano conducts an international cast in the second opera of Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen.

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. The full cycle’s four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten.

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde.

CREW
Music: Richard Wagner
Director: Keith Warner
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

CAST
Siegmund: Stuart Skelton
Sieglinde. Emily Magee
Wotan: John Lundgren
Brünnhilde: Nina Stemme
Fricka: Sarah Connolly

Sung in German with English subtitles

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ALL’OPERA Live Cinema Season 2017/18

 

The 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 and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

The 2017/18 season will offer timeless works of composers such as Bizet (Carmen), Giordano (Andraa Chénier), Puccini (La Boheme), Verdi (La Traviata), Donizetti (Don Pasquale) and Britten (Billy Budd) presented through state-of-the-art recording technology.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes these performances via live satellite broadcast and high quality internet streaming to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

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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’.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 4 April 2018 or recorded, from 11 April 2018 to 4 June 2018

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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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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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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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