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John and Yoko Imagine

 

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.

Format: SMPTE Dolby Atmos DCP and Interop 5.1 DCP
Theatrical-exclusive bonus content: How Do You Sleep – 5.1 Raw Studio Mix; Oh My Love –
5.1 Raw Studio Mix; Oh Yoko! – Bahamas Bed-In Mono TOTAL: 14m56s

 

 

 

 

ELVIS Presley’s – ’68 Comeback Special

 

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

 

 

 

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

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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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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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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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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British Museum Presents Hokusai

 

This fascinating new cinema event, Hokusai from the British Museum, is a stunning documentary and exclusive guided tour of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.

Filmed in Japan, France and the UK, the cinema event focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the mysterious and exotic world of closed Japan. Using extraordinary close-ups and ground-breaking 8K video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of Digital Art History.

Hokusai spent his life celebrating and studying his fellow humans as well as obsessively exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a backdrop and spiritual presence.  He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his constant search for perfection in his art. Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, is the father of Manga and the only painter with his own emoji.

Available from 1st of September 2018 till 1st of March 2019, on DCP, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this fascinating cinema event across Poland and Hungary.

– Recorded documentary film
– Running time 90 minutes
– 4K and 2K | 2D | 5.1 sound | DCP

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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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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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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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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