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Take That – Greatest Hits Live

 

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Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only! Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 8 June from their last UK concert of the tour, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be their best yet.
With front row seats, you’ll be a part of the action as Gary, Mark and Howard journey through Take That’s incredible music history. Performing their biggest hits from the last three decades, and new tracks from their latest album Odyssey, fans will love this ultimate big screen sing along. So, get ready to throw your hands in the air – it’s a party you’ll never forget!

 

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Title: Take That – Greatest Hits Live

Screening Date: Saturday 08 June
Start time: 8pm (BST) / 9pm (CEST) / 10pm (EEST)
Running time: 150 mins
ComScore code: 270195
Format: Satellite 10.02
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John and Yoko Imagine

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment is delighted to bring IMAGINE to cinema audiences across the globe. Remastered and remixed in spectacular Dolby Atmos and 5.1 Surround Sound, the ground-breaking feature-length music video brings together unique footage of John and Yoko at their home in England, before making their way to their new home in New York, with music from Yoko’s ‘Fly’ album and John’s iconic ‘Imagine’. The 68-minute film, which was first released in 1972, will be accompanied by 15 minutes of cinema-exclusive content in the form of studio footage of John and his band (including George Harrison) performing ‘How Do You Sleep?’ and ‘Oh My Love’, mixed in a special 5.1 studio mix making it seems as if you’re in the room with the band, as well as a up-close-andpersonal version of ‘Oh Yoko’ filmed during John and Yoko’s ‘bed-in for peace’ in the Bahamas.

Available from 17th September 2018 until 17th March 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this concert to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Romania.

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ELVIS Presley’s – ’68 Comeback Special

 

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CinEvents, ABG and Pannonia entertainment are thrilled to bring the Elvis ’68 Comeback Special to the big screen in celebration of the special’s 50th Anniversary for a special cinema event starting on August 16! See the iconic television special starring singer Elvis Presley, that originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched his singing career. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from producer Steve Binder and Priscilla Presley.

London – 11th July 2018 – Elvis Presley’s legendary “’68 Comeback Special,” directed and produced by Steve Binder,will hit the big screen this August in celebration of its 50th anniversary. This special cinema event will take place across the UK & Ireland for one night only 16th August with encore screenings at selected sites. Screenings will include the legendary television special 90 min concert, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event. This brand-new content is produced by SpencerProffer, CEO of Meteor 17, and ABG’s Marc Rosen, SVP of Entertainment.

Originally airing on December 3, 1968, the “’68 Comeback Special” concert was Elvis Presley’s first live television performance in seven years, which captured him playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience of diehard fans. As part of the special, Presley also pioneered the “Unplugged” performance style with an exclusive acoustic set. The soundtrack album went Top 10 following the special airing, shooting Presley back to the top of the singles charts months later with “In the Ghetto” and later in 1969, his first number one hit in seven years with “Suspicious Minds.”

CinEvents have expressed their delight in the release of this title “To be able to show this seminal performance on the big screen for the first time is a real honour. We are extremely pleased and very excited to be showcasing this iconic event across the UK and Europe from 16thAugust.”
Find your closest cinema and book tickets for the “ELVIS 50th Anniversary Comeback Special” atwww.FathomRocks.comand participating cinema websites or box offices.

Available from the 16th to the 26th of August 2018, for Hungary and Slovakia this is extended to 16th of September 2018.
Territories: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Luxemburg.
Duration: 110 min

 

 

 

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Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars – Live at Waldbühne Berlin 2018

 

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Regarded as one of the world’s greatest living tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences for years with his incredible voice. Captured live this summer at the Waldbühne amphitheatre (Berlin), performing famous arias and popular songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, this is a big screen treat not to be missed.

Available on DCP from 30 August until 14 November 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this classical music concert movie to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria.

 

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Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

 

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Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.

103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts. Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

The 60th Anniversary Tour will be broadcast LIVE to your local cinema on Friday 12 October 2018, with special encore screenings on Sunday 14 October in celebration of Cliff’s 78th birthday.​ Featuring a selection of his greatest hits across six decades, this will be​ Cliff Richard’s most exciting tour yet. His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.

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The Red Square Concert

 

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Appearing for the first time together on Red Square, two of the biggest names in opera today, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky , performing for one night only in front of audience of 7,500 people. The exciting program includes arias from some of the most recognised operas including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, and Il trovatore. The singers are accompanied by conductor Constantine Orbelian, Russia’s State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” and a large chorus. Director Frank Hof, whose work includes the memorable Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, and Rolando Villazón performance at Berlin’s Waldbühne, shoot the Red Square performance with 18 cameras in magnificent HD to best capture the stunning backdrop of Red Square, and create an exclusive theatrical mix in 5.1 digital surround sound.

Composer: Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Cilea, Tchaikovsky, Léhar, Hermann, Kálmán
Conductor: Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Production year: 2013
Run time: 01:46:00
Director: Frank Hof
Producers: A production of UNIVERSAL MUSIC ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT in collaboration with ZDF
Format: 2K DCP

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3 Stars in Vienna

 

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Bathed in the warm light of the setting sun, Vienna’s imperial Schönbrunn Palace provides a romantic setting for this open-air concert held shortly before the final match of the Euro 2008 football championship. And shining even more brightly than the palace are the stars of the evening, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón and Plácido Domingo. The trio’s first joint concert, given at Berlin’s Waldbühne for the 2006 football World Cup, was recorded by UNITEL CLASSICA and awarded the Platinum DVD for sales of over 50,000 DVDs in Germany and over 100,000 worldwide. The Schönbrunn concert also broke records with 3.3 million viewers watching the concert live or deferred in Germany and Austria.

Composer: Jules Massenet, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Pietro Mascagni, Amilcare Ponchielli, Richard Wagner, Alfredo Catalani, Johann Strauß Sr., Richard Heuberger, Franz Lehár, Rudolf Sieczynski, Federico Moreno Torroba, Gioachino Rossini, Luigi Arditi
Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra: Radio Symphonieorchester Wien
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Plácido Domingo
Production year: 2008
Run time: 01:45:00
Director: Heidelinde Haschek
Producers: A co-production of ORF, ZDF and UNITEL CLASSICA
Format: 2K DCP

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Classical Summit 2006 – Three Superstars in Berlin

 

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In the tradition of the original ‘The Three Tenors,’ world-class singers Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón joined forces to entertain a live audience of 20,000 spectators on location and millions more around the world on TV. They sing the most famous arias and duets from the world of opera, accompanied by the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and its conductor Marco Armiliato.

Composer: Gioachino Rossini, Francesco Cilea, Jules Massenet, Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Lehár, Emil Nikolaus Von Reznicek, Maria Grever, Furio Rendine, Ernesto De Curtis, Pietro Mascagni, Leonard Bernstein, Mitch Leigh
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Rolando Villazón
Production year: 2006
Run time: 02:02:00
Director: Frank Hof
Producers: Unitel and BFMI in cooperation with DEAG and ZDF

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Opera Gala Baden-Baden

 

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“An extraordinary evening full of emotions!” that is how the press called “the concert event of the year”: Anja Harteros, Ekaterina Gubanova, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel, four singers in a league of their own presented an extraordinary summit of classical music superstars. The star-studded cast took the audience on a long journey, exploring some of the most remarkable and popular operas and combining all the features of this supreme musical genre in a single concert: beauty, magical sound, tragedy, and overflowing passion.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Georges Bizet, Pietro Mascagni, Arrito Boito, Nino Rota, Franz Lehár
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
Artists: Anja Harteros, Ekaterina Gubanova, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel
Production year: 2016
Run time: 02:19:00
Director: Volker Weicker
Producers: ZDF/3sat, UNITEL
Format: HDTV 16:9

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Paris Concert March 2007 – Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón

 

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The tension is palpable at Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées this 28th of March 2007. Anna Netrebko is not only making her debut in France, but she is making it with Rolando Villazón. The ‘dream couple’ of the opera world is about to bring its incomparable charm and magnetism to France’s ‘mélomanes.’ And the result is nothing less than phenomenal: ‘An unforgettable evening, rich in emotions, which many spectators will look back on with nostalgia one day and say: ‘I was there!’. No matter where they appear, Netrebko and Villazón inevitably work their magic on the audience, whether it consists of hundreds or, when broadcast on TV, of millions. For their Paris concert, the duo chose a broad selection of chiefly late-romantic works – the style for which their voices seem to be tailor-made..

Composer: Charles Gounod, Jules Massenet, Peter Tschaikowsky, Sergej Rachmaninow, Georges Bizet, Giuseppe Verdi, Reveriano Soutullo, Juan Vert, Federico Moreno Torroba, Pietro Mascagni, Alfredo Catalani, Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra: Orchestre National de Belgique
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón
Production year: 2007
Run time: 01:38:00
Director: Olivier Simonnet
Producers: UNITEL and Bel Air Media in association with France 2

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Pergolesi – Stabat Mater

 

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When Anna Netrebko sings one of the most beautiful sacred works of the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “Stabat mater”, many music lovers will see this as the highlight of the “Pergolesi year”. Her appearance together with contralto Marianna Pizzolato and with Bertrand de Billy at the head of the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden’s exuberantly Baroque Frauenkirche radiates “nothing less than bewitching depth and beauty” (Morgenpost). In addition to the Pergolesi, the concert features an excerpt from Joseph Haydn’s “Sieben letzte Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze” as well as Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Erbarme Dich”.

Composer: Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra: Sächs. Staatskapelle Dresden
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Marianna Pizzolato
Production year: 2010
Run time: 01:01:00
Director: Elisabeth Malzer
Producers: ZDF in co-production with UNITEL CLASSICA
Format: 2K DCP

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New Year’s Gala from Dresden – Kálmán, Die Csárdásfürstin

 

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“A great conductor and great singers in a jewel of the great operetta tradition” was the verdict of the press, converging on the Semperoper in Dresden to celebrate this operetta in grand style. Anna Netrebko sings Sylva Varescu in a concert performance of Emmerich Kálmán’s popular operetta “Die Csárdásfürstin”. Accompanied by the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under the direction of its conductor Christian Thielemann, Anna Netrebko is teamed with the Peruvian star tenor and darling of the public Juan-Diego Flórez, also making his role debut as Sylva’s lover Edwin. Yet again the Semperoper has produced “deluxe operetta for television” (Die Welt).

Composer: Emmerich Kálmán
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Juan Diego Florez
Production year: 2014
Run time: 01:37:00
Director: Hannes Rossacher
Producers: ZDF / Unitel Classica
Format: 2K DCP

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Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov at the Waldbühne Berlin

 

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Returning to the stage where she achieved immense success, Anna Netrebko delivers a stunning performance of the most beautiful arias and duets from Italian Opera at the Waldbühne Berlin. For a magical night at the spectacular amphitheatre, the Russian star soprano is joined by Yusif Eyvazov. Being not only her partner on stage but also in life, the internationally acclaimed Azerbaijani tenor shines in beloved arias such as “Nessun dorma” from Turandot, whilst superstar Netrebko brings Verdi’s Macbeth and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi to life. The night’s repertoire also features several love songs by Igor Krutoy. The renowned Russian composer wrote the romantic pieces specifically for this “dream-team of the opera” (Berliner Morgenpost). The emotional opera duets and the contemporary Russian songs blend perfectly in the joyful and romantic atmosphere of this musical summer night’s dream by Netrebko and Eyvazov who “took Berlin by storm” (Opera Wire).

Composer: G. Verdi, G. Puccini, A. Ponchielli, G. Bizet, Igor Krutoy
Conductor: Michelangelo Mazza
Orchestra: Hungarian Stateopera Orchestra
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Noel Bouley
Production year: 2017
Run time: 01:30:00
Producers: A production of ZDF in co-production with DEAG and Unitel
Format: 2K DCP

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Wagner Anniversary Gala – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

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In memory of the great Richard Wagner and mindful of their own Wagner tradition, the Staatskapelle Dresden staged this glittering gala concert in the Semperoper on the eve of Richard Wagner’s bicentenary. They were directed by their principal conductor Christian Thielemann, indisputably one of the great Wagner conductors of our time, and he was joined by the hottest young heroic tenor of recent years, Jonas Kaufmann. The programme features the overtures to the Wagner operas written and premiered in Dresden – 1842 Rienzi, 1843 The Flying Dutchman and 1845 Tannhäuser – as well as great tenor scenes from Rienzi, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin. Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann was celebrated with bravos and tumultuous applause – as were the musicians and Thielemann.

Wagner Birthday Gala

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

i. Der fliegende Holländer – Ouvertüre
ii. Eine Faust – Ouvertüre
iii. Rienzi – Allmächt’ger Vater *
iv. Ouvertüre
v. Lohengrin – Prelude zum 1. Akt
vi. In fernem Land *
vii. Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) – Fraternité: Air pour l’orchestre
viii. Tannhäuser – Inbrust im Herzen *
ix. Ouvertüre

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor *

Staatskapelle Dresden

Semperoper Dresden, May 21, 2013

Composer: Wagner, Henze
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Artists: Jonas Kaufmann
Production year: 2013
Run time: 01:48:00
Director: Michael Beyer
Producers: UNITEL in co-production with ZDF/Arte
Format: 2K DCP

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Verdi : Messa da Requiem – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

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In time for the Verdi Year 2013 the Teatro alla Scala has come up with a special project: Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with an exquisite quartet of soloists – Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann and René Pape – conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the Teatro’s Maestro scaligero. This first performance in Milan is followed by performances at the Lucerne and the Salzburg Festival and in the Berlin Philharmonie in 2013.

Composer: Verdi
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala / Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Artists: Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape
Production year: 2012
Run time: 01:34:00
Director: Andy Sommer
Producers: A production of UNITEL, Camera Lucida, Arte France in cooperation with Teatro alla Scala
Format: 2K DCP

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3 Stars in Berlin – Live from the Waldbühne 2011 – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

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When Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Erwin Schrott join forces, the result is a summit of vocal giants, recorded for posterity at Berlin’s spectacular outdoor Waldbühne. Accompanied by the Prague Philharmonia under Marco Armiliato, the three singers beguiled the audience with a program ranging from famous arias to forgotten gems. There’s something for everyone, from the connoisseur to the layman who rarely listens to classical music. Also of the highest standard is the recording itself, with expert camerawork ensuring that the concert’s unique atmosphere is vividly transposed to the screen.

Composer: Bedrich Smetana, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Amilcare Ponchielli, Jules Massenet, Giuseppe Verdi, Pietro Mascagni, Pablo Sorozábal, Richard Tauber, George Gershwin, Franz Lehár, Pablo Ziegler
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Orchestra: PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott
Production year: 2011
Run time: 02:16:00
Director: Frank Hof
Producers: ZDF and DEAG Classicsin coproduction with UNITEL and CLASSICA
Format: 2K DCP

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Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series 2018

 

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UNDER THE STARS – LIVE FROM WALDBÜHNE JULY 2018 

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WAGNER ANNIVERSARY GALA 2013
Jonas Kaufmann

THE THREE STARS IN BERLIN – LIVE FROM THE WALDBÜHNE 2011
with PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott

OPERA GALA BADEN-BADEN 2007
Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Ramón Vargas, Ludovic Tézier

VERDI: MESSA DA REQUIEM – Teatro alla Scala 2013
Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape

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Anna Netrebko Recital Series 2018

 

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ANNA NETREBKO & YUSIF EYVAZOV AT THE WALDBÜHNE BERLIN 2017

with the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Noel Bouley

THE THREE STARS IN BERLIN – LIVE FROM THE WALDBÜHNE 2011
with PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott

NEW YEAR’S GALA FROM DRESDEN – KÁLMÁN: DIE CSÁRDÁSFÜRSTIN 2014
Anna Netrebko, Juan Diego Flórez

PERGOLESI: STABAT MATER 2011
Anna Netrebko, Marianna Pizzolato

PARIS CONCERT MARCH 2007
Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón

CLASSICAL SUMMIT 2006 – THREE SUPERSTARS IN BERLIN
Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Rolando Villazón

THE THREE STARS IN VIENNA 2008
Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Plácido Domingo

VERDI: MESSA DA REQUIEM – Teatro alla Scala 2013
Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape

THE RED SQUARE CONCERT 2013
Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

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Boris Godunov – Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2015/16

 

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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.

This performance is the part of 2015/16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season! Click here for more information!

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Royal Opera House 2018-19 LIVE Cinema Season

 

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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 Nutcracker – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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LIVE: Monday 3 December 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 9 December 2019, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: 14 DEC – 14 JAN

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval.

A christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

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Romeo and Juliet – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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LIVE: Tuesday 11 June 2019 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 16 June  2019, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: 2 JULY – 2 AUG

Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two interval.

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth Macmillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

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The Queen of Spades – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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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, Hermann 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.

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Mayerling – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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LIVE: Monday 15 October 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 21 October 2018, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: 5 NOV – 5 DEC

Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two interval.

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth Macmillan’s ballet inspired by true events.

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

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Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Franz Liszt

 

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La traviata – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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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.

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La forza del destino – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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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.

 

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La Bayadère – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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LIVE: Tuesday 13 November 2018, [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 18 November 2018, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: 4 DEC – 4 JAN

Approximate running time: 3 hours 5 minutes, including two interval.

Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

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Choreography: Natalia Makarova
Music: Ludwig Minkus

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Within the Golden Hour / New Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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LIVE: Thursday 16 May 2019, [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 19 May 2019, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: 6 JUNE – 6 JULY

Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two interval.

Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet.

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

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Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Ezio Bosso, TBC, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

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Faust – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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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.

 

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Don Quixote – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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LIVE: Tuesday 19 February 2019 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 24 February 2019, [3pm] CET
DCP WINDOW: 12 MAR – 12 APR

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

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

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Die Walküre – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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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.

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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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Mary Shelley

 

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In 1814, Regency-era London, Mary Wollstonecraft-Godwin is a 16 year old aspiring writer working in the bookshop of her father, renowned writer William Godwin, now re-married to Mary Jane Clairmont after the passing of his first wife, philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Jane’s daughter, Claire Clairmont and Mary have become close stepsisters. Whilst visiting Scotland at the house of one of William’s friends, Mary meets the 21 year old poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and an instant attraction sparks between them. Returning to London a little time later, Mary unexpectedly meets Percy again when he appears at her house, asking William to take him on as an apprentice. Fascinated by Percy, Mary begins a bohemian and torrid relationship with him, despite the opposition of her father and her stepmother, especially after they discover Percy is married with a daughter whom he supports but no longer loves.

Production information:

Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Production year: 2016
Release date: April 4.
Territory rights: HU,
Run time: 110 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: English
Subtitles: Hungarian

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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

 

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“Pope Francis – A Man of His Word” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions.

 

Production information:

Directed by Wim Wenders
Production year: 2018
Release date: April 18.
Territory rights: HU,
Run time: 96 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: Italy – English
Subtitles: Hungarian

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Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden

 

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Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th Century. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him – his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably his one true love, immortalized in his famous painting ‘Death and the Maiden’. His radical paintings scandalize Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional. But he is also prepared to go beyond his own pain and to sacrifice Love and Life for his art that inspires us up to this day.

 

Production information:

Directed by Dieter Berner
Production year: 2016
Release date: March 14.
Territory rights: HU,
Run time: 110 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: German
Subtitles: Hungarian

 

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Shakespeare: Macbeth (The Royal Shakespeare Company 2018)

 

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Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.
Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

Live broadcast: 11h April, 2018. Available within 90 calendar days from the simulcast (live broadcast).

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The Royal Shakespeare Company LIVE On Screen 2018

 

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The Royal Shakespeare Company is one of the world’s most recognised theatre companies. It is based in Shakespeare’s hometown of Straford-­‐upon-­‐Avon, where there has been a theatre dedicated to the Bard’s work for 100 years. Today the company has more than one million visitors a year, and we at Pannonia Entertainment are thrilled to bring you live cinema broadcasts/recorded performances on DCP from the stage of the RSC so giving the opportunity to thousands of people to watch theatrical performances in their local cinema.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary and Romania.

Titles of the 2018 Cinema Season:

Twelfth Night – Live broadcast: 14th February, 2018.

Macbeth – LIVE:  Live broadcast: 11th April, 2018.

Romeo & Juliet – Live broadcast: 18th July, 2018.

The Merry Wives of Windsor – Live broadcast: 12th September, 2018.
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Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Royal Shakespeare Company)

 

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Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.
Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

Live broadcast: 12th September, 2018. Available within 90 calendar days from the simulcast (live broadcast).

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Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet (The Royal Shakespeare Company 2018)

 

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Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Live broadcast: 18th July, 2018. Available within 90 calendar days from the simulcast (live broadcast).

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Romania.

 

 

 

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Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (The Royal Shakespeare Company 2018)

 

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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”.

 

 

 

Live broadcast: 14th February, 2018. Available within 90 calendar days from the simulcast (live broadcast).

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PRINCE: Sign o’ the times – 30th Anniversary Cinema Re-release

 

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Thirty years after the first cinema release and one year since Prince’s untimely death, his cultic concert film“Sign o’ the times” is coming back to cinemas, in a digitally restored, 2K version. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the talent of Prince and, for the very first time, offer audiences scattered all over the world the chance to hold a reunion to remember him and enjoy his music and his extraordinary artistry once more.

Available on DCP from December 1st 2017 till January 31st 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this rock concert movie to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Romania.

“Sign O The Times” The Grammy nominated Album of the Year in 1987 represented the pinnacle of Prince’s career, with its blend of songs and music styles. An extraordinary journey into his musical universe which expanded into diverse musical genres, from rock to soul, funk to spiritual ballads or from pop to electro while his lyrics are a compendium of all the main themes and subjects of his poetic artistry intertwined with the story of a decade, the Eighties, which is the backdrop to the entire narrative.

On its original (cinematic and VHS) release this film was more or less declared to be one the “Greatest Concert Film” ever made. Prince and his 1987 entourage whiz, slide, jump and bounce around the stage during the collection of 14 classic songs. Having recently ditched his Revolution band the year before, fans are treated with an introduction to new sidekicks and cohorts, with Shelia E now on drums, Boni Boyer on keyboards and supporting vocals and the frenetic Cat (Glover) providing enough bump and grind for everyone. “Sign o’ the times” , a concert that has already made music history, returns to cinemas after 30 years – digitally restored and remastered into Dolby Digital 5.1 – to show how immortal and revolutionary Prince’s genius is.

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Intimissimi on Ice 2017 – A Legend of Beauty

 

 

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With over 80 million albums sold, Andrea Bocelli returns to cinemas to star in this feature-length special event ice show where opera, pop music, figure skating and fashion combine for this breath-taking performance, produced and filmed at the iconic Arena Di Verona in Italy.

Featuring some of the most iconic opera pieces and contemporary skating display, Intimissimi on Ice is an audio-visual extravaganza amplified in its beauty with laser and pyrotechnic shows beamed directly on to the ice to enhance the performance of the world’s greatest skaters including Evgeny Plushenko, Stéphane Lambiel and Shizuka Arakawa.

A Legend of Beauty, sponsored by the renowned Italian lingerie brand, Intimissimi, centres around the most famous women of Greek mythology – the protagonists of the same love and tragedy which colour contemporary life. Through their stories, the show celebrates femininity, with the world’s most talented musicians and athletes. Classic mythology in a modern key, the show will include Venus, Helen of Troy, Circe and Medusa. The live show is nothing short of spectacular and, thanks to a renovated stage with a central rink similar to ancient Roman arenas, the audience will be able to enjoy a truly 360-degree experience.

Available on DCP from December 1st till mid February 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this classical music movie to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic (till August 2018), Slovakia (till August 2018), Poland (till May 2018) , Bulgaria and France.

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Rock Classics

 

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After a big success Rock Classics come to the cinemas again! Pannonia Entertainment in cooperation with Eagle Rock Entertainment is delighted to present the Rock Classics series. The biggest rock bands around the world, famous concerts, legendary music on 2K DCP in the cinemas.

Digitally re-mastered, iconic concert films and new shows are available for a limited period: until 8th of June 2018, on 2K DCP.

 

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KISS Rocks Vegas

 

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Captured in the midst of their 40th Anniversary World Tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers sonically shook Vegas during their residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in November 2014. This Sin City set sizzles with KISS classics from across their 44 album legacy: “Rock And Roll All Night,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Love Gun,” and more. Punctuated with pyrotechnics galore, the film presents the fire, electricity, and one-of-a-kind rock experience that earned KISS over 100 million sales globally.

Available from 5th September 2017 until 8th of June 2018 on 2K DCP, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and China.

Runtime: 102 minutes
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Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones Live in Texas 1972

 

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“Ladies and Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones” comes to the movies again.

This Legendary Rolling Stones concert film, shot over four nights in Texas during the “Exile on Main Street” tour in 1972, was released in cinemas for limited engagements in 1974 and has remained largely unseen since. Now, restored and remastered, “Ladies and Gentlemen” comes to the cinemas again.

This is one of the finest Rolling Stones concerts ever captured on film and features outstanding performances of classic tracks from the late sixties and early seventies. Also included as a bonus is previously unreleased rehearsal footage for the tour filmed in Switzerland and interviews with Mick Jagger from 1972 and 2010.

Available from 5th September 2017 until 8th of June 2018 on 2K DCP, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and China.

Runtime: 90 minutes

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Dolce Vita – Digitally remastered cinema re-release

 

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Marcello is a journalist who writes for the society pages, covering events and personalities well-known in Via Veneto circles. His profession leads him to live a similar life to his subjects, indifferent, flighty and superficial. One day after having witnessed just how low life in these circles is and how supposedly happy a friend of his is with his family, he toys with the idea of marrying his long-standing girlfriend and settling down. But some time later he discovers that all was not what is seemed with his friend and once again throws himself into superficial society life. When he encounters a young woman by chance, it seems that she wants to tell him something, but try as he might, he fails to hear.

After almost 60 years Dolce Vita was digitally restored and remastered. Frederico Fellini’s beautiful, stunning movie won several awards including the Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival 1960.

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Boris Godounov LIVE – ONP

 

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“Living power is unbearable for the people. They can love only the dead.” – Boris, Boris Godounov, Alexandre Pushkin

In 1824, when Pushkin turned to Boris Godounov for his first historical drama, he knew well the colossus he was tackling. Armed with his reading of Shakespeare, Pushkin retold the epic history of the dazzling reign of the Tzar of Russia (1598-1605). Indeed, elements of Macbeth appear throughout this political fable, in which an imposter with ambitions for the throne haunts Boris, pretending to return as the child that Boris had once killed in order to seize power. Adapting this epic poem, Mussorgsky composed a meditation on the solitude of power, a populist drama in which the real protagonist is the Russian people with its burden of eternal suffering.

Ivo Van Hove is no stranger to grand political frescos, having previously staged Tragédies Romaines and Kings of War, both based on plays by Shakespeare. This is his first production for the Paris Opera.

The production stars Ildar Abdrazakov, “one of the most sought-after young basses in the operatic world” (Vanity Fair) and “one of the most exciting Russian singers to emerge on the international scene in the past decade” (Opera News).

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La Fille de Neige (Snegurochka) – ONP

 

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Snegurochka was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring
the Beauty and Grandfather Frost. Protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo who has vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love, Snegurochka the snow maiden is entrusted to the wood sprite… Particularly attached to the opera which he himself considered to be a work of maturity, Rimsky‑Korsakov would write ten years after its creation that: “anyone who fails to love The Snow Maiden understands nothing of my works nor of myself”.

A masterpiece of popular Slavic literature, The Snow Maiden brings to the stage a magical fantasy enriched by the
rigours of the weather. Aida Garifullina sings the role of Snegurochka whilst the production and musical direction
have been left in the capable hands of two other Russian artists: the young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov.

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Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) – Dutch National Opera

 

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As one of the highlights of the Holland Festival, renowned director Stefan Herheim staged Tchaikovsky’s much-loved opera about a young man who, for the prospect of earthly wealth, gambles away his chance for love and happiness.

The protagonist Hermann stakes everything on gambling, in the belief that there has to be a secret formula that will prevent him from losing at cards. He wants to draw the secret from his girlfriend Lisa’s grandmother, the old Countess: How is it that she is such a successful gambler? Herman confronts her and forces her to reveal her secret, menacing her with a revolver. The Countess dies from the shock. It is her ghost that later appears before the young officer and gives away the fatal sequence of cards: three, seven, ace. Having lost everything, Hermann commits suicide, thus becoming the third victim of his own compulsive gambling behavior – after the old Countess, who was supposed to know the secret, and Lisa, who was in love with him. The score of Pique Dame was written by Tchaikovsky within only 44 days, in a period of turmoil about himself and his homosexuality. Herheim, whose stagings are famous for their multi-layered levels of interpretation, attempts to reflect on the composer’s hidden love for men.

Former Music Director Mariss Jansons returns to Amsterdam to conduct Pique Dame at the Dutch National Opera with “his” Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He encounters a noteworthy cast, including star tenor Misha Didyk, a sought after interpreter of the Russian repertoire, who is making his Amsterdam debut in the role of Herman. The critics agree about the production’s quality: “A Pique Dame of extraordinary musical and scenic power” (Avant-Scène Opéra), which it is “absolutely worth seeing!” (Die Welt).

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Khovanshchina – Munich

 

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One of the great talents of Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) was his unique ability to transpose words, psychological states and even physical movements into music. Although he left his opera “Khovanshchina” (The Khovansky Affair) incomplete and unorchestrated, the sheer theatricality of its musical text reveals the presence of a work that begs for a stage production. The first completion and orchestration was made by Mussorgsky’s contemporary Rimsky-Korsakov, but the more slender, powerful, raw orchestration made by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1960 is the one preferred today, and the version chosen by Kent Nagano for the Munich production recorded here.

The plot is a darkly shimmering panorama of ruthless power plays, intrigues and bloodshed in late 17th-century Russia. A nation torn by inner strife, with various factions struggling for power at court: the followers of Prince Ivan Khovansky, the leader of the Streltsys (musketeers), and those of Prince Golitsin, faithful to the tsar. Add to this the influence of various religious groups, and the action comes frighteningly close to mirroring the present-day situation in more than one country. With his stripped-down sets and historicizing costumes, director Dmitri Tcherniakov, one of the new voices of contemporary Russian theater, throws a bridge to the political present. The historical pessimism of the opera, says Tcherniakov, “is legitimated by Russian history and Russian life. Basically, nothing has changed.”

Kent Nagano superbly masters the challenges presented by this score, shapes the dynamics with subtle intensity, and casts the score in a mellow glow. As Marfa, the spurned lover of Ivan Khovansky’s son Andrey, Doris Soffel unfolds such a rich palette of sonorities, from the pathos of the lower ranges to shaded discant heights, that “one is tempted to speak of a Russian mezzo.” (Eleonore Büning, F.A.Z.)  Anatoly Kotscherga portrays the religious leader Dosifey with fervor and bluster, Klaus Florian Vogt dazzles heroically as Andrey, John Daszak is a technically flawless Golitsin, and bass-baritone Paata Burchuladze gives a charismatic, forceful account of Prince Ivan Khovansky. The final chorus, which Mussorgsky did not compose, is played in the orchestrally transparent version of Igor Stravinsky – the third great Russian composer who contributed to making “Khovantchina” a gripping stage work for all times.

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Eugene Onegin – Salzburg Festival

 

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Tchaikovsky  is  best  known  for  his  symphonic   scores   and   ballets   such   as   the   “Nutcracker,“   “Swan   Lake”   and   “Sleeping  Beauty.“  Yet  his  operas  also  occupy  a  place  of  honor  in  his  oeuvre,  and  two  of  them,  “Eugene  Onegin”  and  “The  Queen  of  Spades,” both based on novels by Pushkin, are among his very finest works.

The plot of “Onegin” is quickly told: on a Russian country  estate,  awkward,  inexperienced  young  Tatyana  is  seized  by  a  sudden  passion  for  the handsome, blasé new neighbor Eugene Onegin.  She  writes  him  a  love  letter,  but  he  makes  it  clear  to  her  that  he  is  not  interested.  Later,  Tatyana‘s  sister  flirts  with
Onegin, her fiancé challenges him to a duel and is killed by Onegin. Years later, Onegin returns, finds that Tatyana has married an aged  prince,  and  tries  to  win  her  back  but  fails.

The  true  hero  of  the  opera  is  Tatyana,   a   multi-layered,   conflicted,   driven,   doubt-ridden  heroine.  As  portrayed  by  the  dazzling  Russian  soprano  Anna  Samuil,  this  Tatyana “is ready to start a revolution.” (Julia Spinola, F.A.Z.) Since her 2003 debut in the West, and her appearance as Musetta (“La Bohème”) at the Met alongside Anna Netrebko, Anna Samuil – a protegée of Daniel Barenboim – has been acclaimed as a vibrant new voice on  the  operatic  stage.  Daniel  Barenboim  and  the  Vienna  Philharmonic  accompany  these  “scenes of a marriage that could have been” with beguilingly dark sonorities that allow for brilliant flashes of light from the winds and waves of passionate lyricism in the third act.

Recorded  at  the  Salzburg  Festival,  this  production  of  Tchaikovsky’s  Eugene  Onegin  features an excellent, young cast headed by Peter Mattei as the titular playboy, and the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by maestro Daniel Barenboim. This intimate production mines the depths of expression and charisma inherent in the drama.

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Iolanta & The Nutcraker – ONP

 

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A special production of two works by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Iolanta and Casse-Noisette, presented as a double bill as they were for their original première in 1892, will bring together all the artistic forces of the Paris Opera (Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet) at the Palais Garnier. In collaboration with stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov and conductor Alain Altinoglu, 5 choreographers will each work on a specific passage of the ballet: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Edouard Lock, Benjamin Millepied, Arthur Pita and Liam Scarlett.

The role of Iolanta will be sung by Sonya Yoncheva and the Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet will perform Casse-Noisette. The mysterious, unwavering chant of the English horn, punctuated by notes from the bassoon and the clarinet, follows its chromatic descent over twenty bars as if plunging into an unknown world. A world where Iolanta has lived in seclusion since her birth. She is unwittingly blind, since no one has the right to reveal the fact to her. This simple tale of collective denial at the court of Provence as narrated by the Danish writer Henrik Hertz in his play King René’s Daughter, was discovered by Tchaikovsky in 1883. The Paris Opera is reviving the original diptych. Alain Altinoglu conducts and Dimitri Tcherniakov songs this production that symbolises the link between opera and ballet.

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Hans Zimmer Live in Prague 2017

 

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Pannonia Entertainment in cooperation with Eagle Rock Entertainment is delighted to present Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague. Zimmer’s critically acclaimed European Tour arrived at the sold out O2 Arena in the Czech capital, bringing with him a support cast of 72 musicians, which included a full choir, symphony orchestra and his own 21-piece hand-picked backing band that featured Johnny Marr (The Smiths) and many of Academy Award-winner Hans’ closest friends and collaborators.

Available from 2nd October 2017 until 8st June 2018 in 4K with Dolby Atmos or 2K and 5.1 surrounds sound formats, Pannonia Entertainment distributes these unique concert film to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and China.

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All’Opera – Billy Budd

 

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Billy Budd
5 June 2018, 20:00 CET

OPERA in HD
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: James Conlon
Staging: Deborah Warner

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All’Opera – La Corsaire

 

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La Corsaire
16 May 2018, 20:00 CET

Live BALLET in HD
Teatro alla Scala in Milan

Crew
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
Choreography: Anna-Marie Holmes

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All’Opera – Don Pasquale

 

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Don Pasquale
19 April 2018, 20:00 CET

Live OPERA in HD
Teatro alla Scala in Milan

Crew
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Cast: Ambrogio Maestri, Mattia Olivieri, Edgardo Rocha, Rosa Feola

Cast
Don Pasquale: Ambrogio Maestri
Dottor Malatesta: Mattia Olivieri
Ernesto: Edgardo Rocha
Norina: Rosa Feola

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All’Opera – La Traviata

 

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La Traviata
13 February  2018, 20:00 CET

OPERA in 4K
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Crew
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Jader Bignamini
Staging: Sofia Coppola

Cast
Violetta Valery: Francesca Dotto
Alfredo Germont: Antonio Poli
Giorgio Germont: Roberto Frontali
Flora: Anna Malavasi

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All’Opera – La Boheme

 

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La Boheme
24 January 2018, 18:00 CET

Live OPERA in HD
Teatro Comunale – Bologna

Crew
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Staging: Graham Vick

Cast
Mimì: Mariangela Sicilia
Musetta: Hasmik Torosyan
Rodolfo: Francesco Demuro
Marcello: Nicola Alaimo

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All’Opera – Andrea Chénier

 

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Andrea Chénier
7 December 2017, 18:00 CET

Live OPERA in HD
Teatro alla Scala in Milan

Crew
Composer: Umberto Giordano
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Staging Mario Martone

Cast
Maddalena: Anna Netrebko
Andrea Chénier: Yusif Eyvazov
Carlo: Gérard Luca Salsi

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All’Opera – Carmen

 

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Carmen
17 November 2017, 20:00 CET

OPERA in 4K
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Crew
Composer: Georges Bizet
Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos and Jordi Bernàcer
Staging: Valentina Carrasco

Cast
Carmen: Veronica Simeoni / Ketevan Kemoklidze
Don José: Roberto Aronica / Andeka Gorrotxategui
Escamillo: Alexander Vinogradov
Micaela: Rosa Feola / Roberta Mantegna

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ALL’OPERA Live Cinema Season 2017/18

 

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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.

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Stage Russia HD – 2017-18 Cinema Season

 

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Stage Russia HD is pleased to announce its 2nd Season line up, featuring productions from Russia’s most renowned theatre companies and staged by its greatest directors. Each title has been carefully selected to provide our audience the full breadth of Russian theatre as it is today, with a variety of styles and ideas, all rooted in a sensibility that both challenges convention while simultaneously paying homage to it. We are proud to bring these miraculous performances to a global audience and thank and congratulate you for taking part in this!

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Black Sabbath – The End of the End 2017

 

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The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal – Black Sabbath. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began, to play the 81st and final gig of The End tour – bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century. The sold out show marked the culmination of a tour that had seen them play to well over a million fans in arenas across the globe. Since their beginnings in 1968, they created a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal, going on to influence bands all over the world – an influence which is still felt to this day.

The End of The End is the story of that final, emotionally-charged concert. Fans are taken into the heart of the action, up close and personal with the band on stage as they perform genre-defining hits, from Iron Man to Paranoid to War Pigs, amongst others. Sabbath also took the opportunity to spend some time in the studio, delivering a unique performance of some of their favourite songs. This film gives fans an intimate glimpse into the band’s relationships and their banter with each other, with both individual and group recollections from Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The band’s loyal following spans generations and this is the opportunity for fans, young and old, to come together and see the boys from Birmingham doing what they do best, almost 50 years after they started. This is the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.

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Gemenc – The Wild Danube (TV Rights)

 

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documentary, Hungary, 2017 (6)
directed by Frigyes Olma

Running time: 60 Min

The landscape of Gemenc, the largest floodplain woods of Central Europe, is living and developing together with its waters. The river Danube defines the life of the drainage area’s flora and fauna, either by protecting or threatening, building or vanishing the scenery. The forest and the river provide an outstanding habitat for their residents, families of deers, boars, eagles, jackals, beavers, cranes and kingfishers of the Gemenc floodplain woods, including one of the area’s greatest population of the protected black storks. This stunning nature documentary – released with the support of WWF Hungary – gives us insight into their lives. The film is a result of five years’ stringent and tenacious work: special disguised wildlife monitoring cameras, underwater or drone cameras were used to capture the wildlife of the drainage area including precious and previously unseen images of black storks nesting and raising up their squealers, or dramatic recordings of the big flood of the Danube in 2013. Besides the area’s wildlife, the documentary puts great emphasis on the presentation of the floodplain woods’ unique atmosphere as well, by capturing dawning landscapes and by numerous mid-air shots made with drones, while playing the evergreen melodies of Strauss, Vivaldi, Verdi, Puccini, Mahler and Bartók in the background.

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Take That – Wonderland LIVE from London

 

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The UK’s most successful music act are back with an incredible Live concert from London’s iconic O2 arena!

Take That’s Wonderland tour promises to be their most spectacular yet.

For the first time ever, Take That’s tour is being performed ‘in the round’ – putting cinema audiences in the best seats in the house.

In combining the legendary production values of their Live shows with the state of the art sound and vision of the cinema, this exclusive event promises to be a “must see” for music fans of all ages.

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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii

 

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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.

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Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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LIVE: Tuesday 12 June 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 17 June 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours, including two intervals

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

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performers: TBC

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Manon by Massenet – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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LIVE: Thursday 3 May 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 6 May 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals

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

Manon’s brother Lescaut is o ering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. o ers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is
arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.
Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.
MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

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Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Performers: TBC

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Macbeth by Verdi – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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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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Bernstein Celebration – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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LIVE: Tuesday 27 March 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 1 April 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours, including two intervals

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

Leonard Bernstein was one of the fi rst classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.
The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s fi rst foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

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Carmen by Bizet – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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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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The Winter’s Tale by Joby Talbot – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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LIVE: Wednesday 28 February 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 4 March 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours, including two intervals

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

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

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Tosca by Puccini – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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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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Rigoletto by Verdi – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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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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The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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LIVE: Tuesday 5 December 2017 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 10 December 2017 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 2 hours 15 minutes, including one interval

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

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her o on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?
Peter Wright’s nigh-on defi nitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowfl akes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.
Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of fi rst love.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 5 December 2017 or recorded, from 12 December 2017 to 5 February 2017

Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Original scenario: Marius Petipa
Performers: TBC

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Joby Talbot – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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LIVE: Monday 23 October 2017 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 29 October 2017 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 2 hours 50 minutes, including two intervals

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

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser… As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept o her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.
Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playingcard corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 23 October 2017 or recorded, from 30 October to 23 December 2017

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Music: Joby Talbot
Performers: TBC

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La bohème by Puccini – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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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.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 3 October 2017 or recorded, from 10 October 2017 to 8 December 2017

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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

 

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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.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 20 September 2017 or recorded, from 27 September 2017 to 27 November 2017

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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

 

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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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André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert – Encore Screenings

 

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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, please 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’.

Event through satellite: on the 22nd and 23th July 2017 + 2 months window from encrypted DCP, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this thrilling concert documentary to cinemas across Czech Republic, Hungary Poland and Slovakia.

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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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