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Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

 

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.

Available in Bulgaria, Czech Repuplic, Hungary and Slovakia, for 60 days starting from the 12th of October, the first day of broadcast.

Run time: Approximately 150 mins

The Red Square Concert

 

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

3 Stars in Vienna

 

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

Classical Summit 2006 – Three Superstars in Berlin

 

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

Opera Gala Baden-Baden

 

Four of the greatest singers of our time combine their talents and their artistry in an evening of beloved operatic numbers – rarely has a concert deserved the title ‘Opera Summit’ as much as this one, recorded live at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden on 3 August 2007. Heading the quartet is soprano Anna Netrebko with her inimitable blend of glamour and simplicity, her enticing appearance and seductive singing, a musical powerhouse who tops the pop charts and sells out operas houses within hours. Hardly less dazzling than her Russian colleague is Latvian mezzo Elina Garancˇa, whose crystal-clear voice and charismatic stage presence never fail to enthrall her audiences. Replacing the indisposed Rolando Villazón is his fellow Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas, who began his career in Europe after winning the first prize in the Enrico Caruso Competition in Milan. French baritone Ludovic Tézier is a frequent guest at La Scala, the Opéra Bastille and the Met.

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Camille Saint-Saëns, Léo Delibes
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Orchestra: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Ramón Vargas, Ludovic Tézier
Production year: 2007
Run time: 02:19:00
Director: Frank Hof
Producers: ZDF and UNITEL in cooperation

Paris Concert March 2007 – Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón

 

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

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater

 

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

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

 

“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

Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov at the Waldbühne Berlin

 

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

Wagner Anniversary Gala – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

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

Verdi : Messa da Requiem – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

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

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

 

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

Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series 2018

 

UNDER THE STARS – LIVE FROM WALDBÜHNE JULY 2018 
Available only in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

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

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

Available from June 2018 to June 2019 Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania

Anna Netrebko Recital Series 2018

 

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

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

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

Detailed description coming soon!

Available from June 2018 to June 2019 Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania

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

 

 

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 October 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this classical music concert movie to cinemas across Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria.

 

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Royal Opera House 2018-19 LIVE Cinema Season

 

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

With 11 titles, the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2018/19 is set to thrill audiences in more than 1500 cinemas in over 40 countries.

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

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

 

 

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The Nutcracker – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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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Choreography: Peter Wright
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

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Romeo and Juliet – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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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Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Sergei Prokofiev

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The Queen of Spades – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sung in Russian with English subtitles

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Mayerling – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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

 

 

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

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

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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La forza del destino – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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La Bayadère – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

Sung in French with English subtitles

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Don Quixote – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

 

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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Choreography: Carlos Acosta
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Arranged and Orchestrated by: Martin Yates

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Die Walküre – Royal Opera House 2018-19

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Balaton – On the Shore of The Hungarian Sea

 

Nature documentary, Hungary
65 mins, 2018

European and Chinese first nights: from May 2018
Distributor in Europe and in China: Pannonia Entertainment

The shallow watered Balaton is the biggest lake in Central Europe. Although holidaymakers are all over the beaches during summertime, the lake and its surroundings offer diverse natural treasures. This landscape has been formed by the extraordinary marriage of geology, wildlife and mankind. The volcanic cones and grottos, the lime steps and valleys of gorges, the swamps and groves along the shore open our eyes on never seen miracles. Ground squirrels, wild cats, peregrine falcons and ravens, egrets and herons nestling in flocks, dormouses setting on nighttime adventures, and mating-dancing asps become live in the spectacular underwater and aerial footage shot during 150 days in 3 years partly by special, waterproof cameras, hidden wildcameras and drones, in state of the art 4K quality. The newest nature documentary of – Wild Szigetköz’s and The Kunság’s awart winning director and DOP – Szabolcs Mosonyi and his creative mate, Erika Bagladi – producer and scriptwriter – is arriving to European and Chinese cinemas in cinemascope format in May 2018.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Caravaggio – The Soul and the Blood

 

After groundbreaking success in terms of audiences and critics of “The Vatican Museums” and “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery”, and after the release of “Raphael – The Lord of the Arts”, here it comes a new documentary dedicated to an Italian Master: Caravaggio – Soul and blood.

A journey through life, works and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio. His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by contemporaries. He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily. His death seems a twist of faith: he died in Porto Ercole, one step away from Rome, one step away from salvation.

According to the Longhi’s lesson (the main Caravaggio expert), his work will be read with strict reference to his existence, finding in his masterpieces the echo of personal experiences.

The narrative unfolds on two levels:

The artistic digression, in which the commentary of the main artworks will be entrusted to an illustrious art historian from the first painting: Bacchus and Boy with a Basket of Fruit. Through the roman period artworks: Cardsharps, Judith Beheading Holofernes to the last works as David with the Head of Goliath.

“Photographic” scenes that, accompanied by the voice of Caravaggio himself, evokes an object or a situation symbolizing his life and his works. A basket of fruit, a musical instrument, a sword, a grate of a cell etc. These emotional and evocative moments – thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques such timelapse and slowmotion – help the viewer to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

Available from 16th April 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

 

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ART BEATS SERIES – Van Gogh Of Wheat Fields And Clouded Skies

 

A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included.

The story unfolds of a woman who, in Van Gogh’s spiritual torment could recognize her own, showing priceless artistic treasures and the rare, naturalistic and architectural beauty of the Kröller-Müller Museum set in the vast De Hoge Weluge park, as well as visual extracts of the Milanese, Florentine, Roman and Palladian Renaissance. It tells the tormented, existential parable of a painter, seen through passages from his brother Theo’s letters, which set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence.

The opportunity to tell the story of this collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it, is an outstanding exhibition on Van Gogh. ‘Amid wheat fields and clouded skies’ at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Holland, now home to Helene’s heritage.

This is an exhibition that will not only tell us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, but it will also allow us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive, ‘au premier coup’ canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings, can already be found.

Available from 7th May 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.

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Shakespeare: Macbeth (The Royal Shakespeare Company 2018)

 

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).

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic

 

 

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The Royal Shakespeare Company LIVE On Screen 2018

 

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.
Please click on the titles or the poster artwork for more details.

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Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Royal Shakespeare Company)

 

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).

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic

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

 

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)

 

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).

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary and Romania.

 

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ART BEATS SERIES – Hitler versus Picasso and the others – The nazi obsession for art

 

There are two ways Nazism put its hands on art: attempting to destroy every trace of the so-called “Degenerate Art” and implementing a systematic looting of classic and modern artworks.

In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize the “Degenerate Art” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify the “Classic Art”.

This film is an amazing journey through 5 exhibitions displaying an incredible number of masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, Gauguin, just to name a few. Linked to each exhibition there are several impressive human and artistic narratives.

Available on DCP from March 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes these art documentary movie to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria.

 

 

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Wunderkammer – WOW – World of Wonders (2018)

 

Not unlike a complex molecule, a wonder is made up of tightly-knit atoms. At the core is man’s pursuit of wonder. The Wunderkammer reproduces the idea of “the world in a room”: in one room man collects and controls his own universe. The film features first-hand accounts from modern collectors who share their stories, their experiences, their journeys, their treasures. The viewer is taken into otherwise inaccessible places across France, Italy, Austria and England as the documentary explores the past and present, and delves into today’s Wunderkammer, leading inevitably to the question: What lies in the future for wonder?

Available on DCP from March 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes art documentary Wunderkammer – WOW – World of Wonders to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

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Hans Zimmer Live in Prague 2017

 

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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Gemenc – The Wild Danube

 

nature 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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Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 12 June 2018 or recorded, from 19 June 2018 to 12 August 2018

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

 

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.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 3 May 2018 or recorded, from 10 May 2018 to 3 July 2018

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Performers: TBC

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Macbeth by Verdi – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Royal Opera House 2017-18 LIVE Cinema Season

 

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

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

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

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Terminator 2 – Judgement Day – Digitally restored 3D cinema re-release!

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back! In new, three-dimensional form, the T-800 returns to the big screen. DMG Entertainment and Studiocanal, working with James Cameron and his production company Lightstorm Entertainment, initiated the restoration and 3D conversion of Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (USA, 1991/2017). In this all-time science-fiction classic, an android played by Arnold Schwarzenegger travels back through time to save from assassination the future leader in the human battle against the machines.

To create the new version, the original negative was scanned in 4K at Deluxe LA and then digitally processed by Technicolor Hollywood, while StereoD undertook the conversion to 3D. All the restoration work was personally supervised by director James Cameron and his team.

Pannonia Entertainment partners Studiocanal to release the new, digitally restored 3D version of the film, which won four Oscars in 1992, theatrically in Hungary.

Release date: 29 August 2017 – The 20th Anniversary of The Judgement Day 🙂

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ART BEATS SERIES – Botticelli: Inferno

 

botticelliinferno_onesheet-pannonia-logoWe are excited to officially announce the 2017 new ART BEATS season. In cooperation with worldwide distributor NEXO DIGITAL and featuring artists such as Botticelli, Raphael and Caravaggio, state-of-the-art technologies in 4K and 3D, unprecedented access to secluded collections, and even surprising links to commercial blockbusters, the new ART BEATS series is about to return with what might be the best season yet.

In October 2016 “Inferno”, the third installment of Dan Brown’s blockbuster trilogy (after “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”) starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard will be released worldwide. The story revolves around a mystery hidden in Botticelli’s drawings of Dante’s Divina Commedia. But what’s the real story behind these illustrations, and in particular, the map to Dante Alighieri’s Inferno? Why was his work left unfinished and got lost, and how was it rediscovered? “Botticelli Inferno” is a fascinating, throughout investigation on the secrets behind Botticelli drawings, destined to show a surprising dark side of the renowned Renaissance artist, famous for peaceful and idyllic paintings such as “The Birth of Venus” and “La Primavera”.

Available from February 2017, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this thrilling art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania.

This ART BEATS release will be followed by two more title ins 2017: Raffaello – The Lord of the Arts 3D and Caravaggio – The Ideal Exhibition. Please click here for more details on the ART BEATS series

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ART BEATS SERIES – Raffaello: The Lord of the Arts 3D

 

We are excited to officially announce the 2017 new ART BEATS season. In cooperation with worldwide distributor NEXO DIGITAL and featuring artists such as Botticelli, Raphael and Caravaggio, state-of-the-art technologies in 4K and 3D, unprecedented access to secluded collections, and even surprising links to commercial blockbusters, the new ART BEATS series is about to return with what might be the best season yet.

From the team that brought you “The Vatican Museums”, “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery” and “St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome”, comes a captivating portrait of one of the greatest Renaissance artists, as well as one of the most influential for the subsequent history of modern art. Widely regarded and celebrated as an “enfant prodige” by both his peers and generations to follow, together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael forms the traditional triad of the Renaissance masters. And yet, not many people know his story. Using both stereoscopic 3D cameras and the most advanced dimensionalisation techniques (but also available in 2D), along with commentaries by important critics and refined historical reconstructions, “Raphael – Lord of the Arts” will shed a light on his life and his exquisite craft that marked the passage from the Renaissance to the Mannerism and brought the figurative art to unprecedented heights.

Available from May 2017, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this thrilling 3D art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Revolution

 

Revolution – New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.

Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators, and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich and others – pioneers who flourished in response to the Utopian challenge of building a New Art for a New World, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years. Stalin’s rise to power marked the close of this momentous period. Yet the Russian Avant-Garde continues to exert a lasting influence over art movements up to the present day.

Filmed entirely on location in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London, with access to The State Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museum, The State Hermitage Museum and in co-operation with The Royal Academy of Arts, London, the film features paintings previously banned and unseen for decades, and masterpieces which rarely leave Russia.

Available on DCP ftom March 2017 until end of March 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Romania.

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BOSCH – The Garden of Dreams

 

poster_artwork_bosch_100x70Under the direction of Jose Luis Lopez Linares, the documentary film focuses on the the most important painting by Bosch and one of the most iconic ones in the world: `The Garden of Earthly Delights’. It features artists, writers, philosophers, musicians and scientists, discussing the personal, historical and artistic significance of the picture, bringing back a conversation that was started 500 years ago in the court of the Dukes of Nassau (Brussels) when it was believed that the painting was commissioned by Bosch.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning 90 min documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, China and Denmark.

Available till 1st of September 2019.

 

 

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ART BEATS SERIES – St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D

 

Quad_Papal_BasilicasAfter the success of the Vatican Museums 3D and Florence and the Uffizi 3D, coming to cinemas St Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D. The new film production taking you on a journey through the four Papal Basilicas in Rome and their treasures: St. Peter’s (one of the 25 destinations most visited by travellers from all over the world), St. John in the Lateran, St. Mary Major and St. Paul Outside the Walls.

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Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening With Puccini

 

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

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

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

Available from 8 March 2016, till the 28th of February 2019. Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert film and documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius in Milan

 

Leonardo-da-Vinci---the-GenFrom the Atlantic Code to the Last Supper. The greatest works of  the Master in Ultra HD 4K

Taking cue from the extraordinary exhibition-event dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci in Milan during EXPO 2015, and led by the greatest experts of his oeuvre, we will explore as never before the works and personality of one of the greatest artists who ever lived, with the power of 4K technology.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning exhitibition documentary from May 2016 to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

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Unique exhibitons and marvellous places of Italy

 

exhibitions---vaticaniUnique exhibitions and guided tours and spectacular documentaries on the big screen from great museums and marvellous places around the world – please click on the selected title to learn more.

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Pavarotti in Cinema – Three unforgettable concerts

 

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

 

 

 

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The Golden Jackal (The Kunság – The Secret Life of the Hungarian Puszta)

 

VadKunsag_fotok05In the middle of the Carpathian Basin, lying between the Tisza and the Danube, the landscape is like any other plain in Europe. It was once shaped by winds and rivers, today it bears traces of human activities. However, the Great Hungarian Plain is different. It has a secret life, where something interesting happens all the time…

Pannonia Entertainment distributes  this award winning Hungarian nature documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithouania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Greece, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Sweeden and China.

Available from 24th of March 2016 on DCP.

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ART BEATS SERIES – Teatro alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders 4K

 

webt_POSTER_Theater.Unprecedented access to one of the most exclusive temples of performing arts in the world and its fascinating story. A “place of spirits”, in which past, present and future intersect as in a wonder factory, where men craft their skills to produce art in its highest form.

Teatro alla Scala – The Temple of Wonders is an exclusive documentary shoot in 4K,  a journey through time and space to discover a marvellous place, where the most glorious pages in the history of music, opera and ballet have been written. Pannonia Entertainment distributes from February 2016 to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. >> Read more…

ART BEATS SERIES – Florence and the Uffizi Gallery in 3D/4K

 

Uffizi3Florence and the Uffizi Gallery in 3D | 4K is a multi-dimensional, multi-sensory journey into the Italian Renaissance through the most beautiful and representative works of art of the period created by the authors of “Vatican Museums 3D,” which was beamed to 2,000 screens across 60 countries in 2015.

A filmed tour of the city that was once the cradle of the Renaissance – and of its Museum par excellence – Florence and the Uffizi Gallery uses the most advanced 3D and 4K technologies (including aerial shots, complex long takes and cutting-edge dimensionalization techniques) to ensure a totally immersive and unique experience and allow the audience to see, listen, feel and savour the most outstanding and celebrated breedingground of creativity in the history of art.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. In addition to the Exhibitor rights above, Pannonia Entertainment has TV/Digital/VOD rights for the Pan-Eastern European region (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, ex Yugoslavia, and Poland).

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A Night in Bohemia – QUEEN Live at Hammersmith 1975

 

Queen-A-Night-in-BohemiaFilmed live on Christmas Eve 1975 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, and bringing to a climax the most eventful and exciting year so far in the band’s career, this ground-breaking concert was transmitted live on BBC Two’s Old Grey Whistle Test and captured the band firing on all cylinders as they performed breakthrough hits like Killer Queen, Liar, Keep Yourself Alive and Now I’m Here, as well as the now monumental classic Bohemian Rhapsody. This special cinema event includes a never-before-seen documentary featuring archive footage and interviews with all four members of the band, offering an illuminating insight into the game-changing year of 1975.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert film to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania available from the 1st to the 30th of November 2018.

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

 

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

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

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

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Verdi: Requiem – Featuring Luciano Pavarotti (Teatro alla Scala, 1967)

 

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Featuring a very young Pavarotti and the masterful conducting of Herbert von Karajan, this 1967 concert includes some of Verdi’s most electrifying and beautiful compositions. From the terrifying magnitude of the immediately recognizable Dies Irae to the radiant hope of Ingemisco, the intensity of Verdi’s work is undeniable.

Recorded in Teatro Alla Scala di Milano in 1967, featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto, Nicolai Ghiaurov. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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

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The Three Tenors Christmas Concert (Vienna, 1999) – Digitally restored in 2K

 

3tenor-christmasJoined by the Vienna Children’s Choir, Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo joyfully usher in the holidays with favorites such as “Silent Night,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Feliz Navidad.” Conductor: Steven Mercurio.

Recorded in Konzerthaus, Vienna in 1999, digitally restored and remastered in stunning 2K/5.1 quality.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert-movie from December 2015 to cinemas across Hungary an Czech Republic.

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Pavarotti & Friends: The Duets

 

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Joining with singers from all parts of the music industry, including Bono, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, James Brown, Mariah Carey, Sting and Céline Dion, this special features the most memorable performances from Pavarotti’s annual series of charity concerts in his hometown of Modena, Italy.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert-movie from October 2015 to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania.

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Halloween (1978) – John Carpenter’s classic horror/thriller, digitally remastered

 

This year marks the 40th year since the release of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN and CineLife Entertainment in association with Compass International Pictures will be celebrating this anniversary by releasing HALLOWEEN to select theatres across the globe.

Event screenings will begin ahead of Universal Pictures’ sequel release of David Gorgan Green’s HOLLOWEEN (2018) furthering the significance of bringing the original classic back to the big screen.

Pannonia Entertainment is proud to announce that it will distribute John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN to theatres in selected territories beginning September 1, 2018. This release features a RESTORED and REMASTERED digital print supervised by cinematographer Dean Cundey.

Available on DCP from September 1st till  December 1st 2018, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this classical movie in Finland, Hungary, Sweden and Norway.

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN premiered on October 25th, 1978, not in Los Angeles with a big event at Mann’s Chinese Theater – instead it opened in Kansas City. It did quite well there and opened up in Chicago, and then earned showings in New York. From there, it had a platform release across the country, playing in different cities at different times.

Over 35 years later, the movie has made its money back more than 200 times! This earned it the title of the most successful independent horror movie of all time. It’s one of the most successful independent flicks overall, behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Blair Witch Project.

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Art Beats Series – The Vatican Museums 3D

 

Quad_POSTER_TheCreation-1024x768An extraordinary voyage of discovery to see the most impressive collection of works of art built up over two thousand years of history. VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D, a SKY production in collaboration with the Vatican Museums Directorate, for the very first time brings Ultra HD 4K/3D film cameras inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, to show the masterpieces in these collections as they have never been seen before.

A unique, spectacular, fascinating event: the history of one of the world’s most famous, renowned museums, the history of us all. A mega-production by a team of 40 professionals who, in the magnificent setting of the Vatican Museums, traveled hundreds of miles while filming amazing night-time footage through the halls which house some of the most rare and precious works of art in the world, spanning all cultures and all epochs…

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, China and Baltics (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) and China.

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Vikings Live from the British Museum

 

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  • Fantastic new cinema event from the British Museum for 2014
  • Follows huge success of Pompeii – 100,000+ admissions worldwide
  • RECORDED at the Vikings: life and legend exhibition at the British Museum
  • First major exhibition on the Vikings at the museum for 30 years
  • Explores the Vikings international network across 4 continents
  • Stunning exhibits of swords, axes, coins, jewellery, amulets and 37 metre warship – the longest ever found
  • Features demonstrations and a torch-lit burial in museum grounds
  • Cinema event will bring exhibition alive with expert insights and storytelling
  • Pannonia Entertainment distributes Vikings Live to cinemas across Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary.

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The Three Tenor Legends – Live in Roma 1990

 

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

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