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Supersonic (Including Exclusive Livestream Q and A)

King Lear (Live) – Royal Shakespeare Company 2016 Season

Opera de Paris: Samson Et Dalila (Live)

Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance

Royal Opera: Così Fan Tutte (Live)

Eugene Onegin (Russian with English subtitles)

Gran Teatre Del Liceu: Macbeth (Live)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: The Entertainer

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  • Supersonic (Including Exclusive Livestream Q and A)

    Runtime: 119 mins     Rating: 15A

    From award-winning director Mat Whitecross, Supersonic tells the remarkable story of iconic band Oasis – in their own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive, Supersonic charts the meteoric rise of Oasis from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just 3 short years. This palpable, raw and moving film shines a light on one of the most genre and generation-defining British bands that has ever existed. The presentation also includes an exclusive satellite fed Q&A with Mat Whitecross.

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    Sun 2nd Oct
    19:30
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  • King Lear (Live) – Royal Shakespeare Company 2016 Season

    Runtime: 210 mins     Rating: LIVE

    King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children's loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare's most epic and powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran. Join us for this cinema screening of one of Shakespeare's most epic plays on 12 October, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.

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    Wed 12th Oct
    19:00
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  • Opera de Paris: Samson Et Dalila (Live)

    Runtime: 170 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Lightning streaks through the skies as Dalila declares her love to Samson in one of the finest arias of romantic opera. "My heart awakens to your voice like a flower to the kiss of dawn." An enchanting yet treacherous beauty… When the thunder at last rumbles, Dalila betrays Samson and offers him up to his enemies: "Come up, for this time he has shown me all his heart", she whispers to them in the night (The Old Testament, Book of Judges). Based on a violent and erotic biblical story, Saint-Saëns's opera – composed in 1877, much to Liszt's insistence – would not be performed at the Palais Garnier until fifteen years later. This first Parisian performance in 1892 included the hitherto unperformed "Dance Of The Priestesses". Nevertheless, it became one of the most performed French operas in the world, together with Faust and Carmen. Conducted by Philippe Jordan, this new production brings back a repertoire masterpiece that has not been performed at the Paris Opera for twenty-five years. Ever sensational as a femme fatale, 2 plays the murderous Priestess in a production staged by Damiano Michieletto.

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    Thu 13th Oct
    18:30
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  • Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance

    Runtime: 195 mins     Rating: TBC

    The legendary Miss Saigon, in cinemas for one night only. This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. This acclaimed new production was described as “the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring musical with magnificent performances” by the Daily Telegraph and “the greatest musical of all time” by the Daily Mail. The epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon

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    Sun 16th Oct
    15:30
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    Sun 16th Oct
    19:30
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  • Royal Opera: Così Fan Tutte (Live)

    Runtime: 195 mins     Rating: LIVE

    How much do you love your partner? How much do you trust them? And can they trust you? Mozart’s classic opera Così fan tutte puts two pairs of lovers to the test – with great music but distinctly unexpected results. For this new production, director Jan Philipp Gloger creates a richly theatrical world as the playground for this quirky comedy, where two men try to woo each other’s partners for a bet. Don Alfonso – the puppet master of this experiment in love – is here a theatre director who uses all the sets, props and tricks of his trade to invent new scenes to challenge the lovers' affections. This lively, youthful and imaginative take on one of the world's best-loved operas is performed by a cast of rising stars conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

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    Mon 17th Oct
    18:30
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  • Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

    Runtime: 72 mins     Rating: TBC

    Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. This time, the four super villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo really have their hands full.

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    Mon 17th Oct
    19:00
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  • Eugene Onegin (Russian with English subtitles)

    Runtime: 210 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Eugene Onegin has often been referred to as an encyclopedia of 19th century Russian life. Rimas Tuminas’ reimagining unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.The scale of the production constantly shifts from noisy celebrations to secluded contemplation, from crowd scenes to lonely recollections, all of which are drawn together from the past just like the fragments of Tatyana’s love letter, framed and hung on the wall, looming next to and above Onegin’s arm-chair. A production referred to as "exuberant, indelible and arrestingly beautiful" by the New York Times, The Vakhtangov Theatre's Eugene Onegin, starring the incomparable Sergey Makovetskiy in the title role, is a sumptuous work that will leave you with enough beautiful memories and images to last a lifetime.

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    Wed 19th Oct
    20:30
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  • Gran Teatre Del Liceu: Macbeth (Live)

    Runtime: 150 mins     Rating: LIVE

    A tribute to the Shakespeare anniversary with a powerful and surreal staging of the classic, Macbeth.
    General of the victorious Scottish armies, Macbeth hears a prophecy from three witches that predict he will be the next King of Scotland. Believing this premonition, his wife encourages him to kill the King. His divine right drives Macbeth to be bloodthirsty with friends and opponents alike but alone and racked with guilt, he faces his last battle and death.

    Giuseppe Verdi felt inspired by Shakespeare's work and his devotion led to the first opera based on one of the writer's texts. Verdi's enthusiasm gave him the will of achieving "something extraordinary" with the iconic writers work. In this version, Christof Loy directs the action in a classic timeless space with surrealistic touches dominated by blacks and whites, adding to the great dramatic intensity.

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    Thu 20th Oct
    19:00
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  • Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: The Entertainer

    Runtime: 120 mins     Rating: TBC

    Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season.

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    Thu 27th Oct
    19:00
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  • Royal Ballet: Anastasia (Live)

    Runtime:      Rating: LIVE

    An identity in crisis; a country in revolution. Anastasia is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared – apparently a surviving royal princess, the Grand Duchess Anastasia. Known as 'Anna Anderson', she couldn't remember her past and she was presumed to be an imposter. Many wanted to forget the massacre and the Revolution; many believed, or hoped, that a princess could have survived, a remnant of the old world. One of Kenneth MacMillan's first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, Anastasia is a dramatic and haunting exploration of Anna's nightmare of memory and identity. To music by Tchaikovsky and Martinů, we follow the events leading to the murder of a family, and Anna's confused dreams – or memories. A powerful, psychological challenge for the principal ballerina, this is a rare opportunity to see a landmark ballet by a major choreographer.

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    Wed 2nd Nov
    19:15
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  • The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch

    Runtime: 90 mins     Rating: TBC

    Based on the critically acclaimed, once-only exhibition which brought together practically all his major paintings and drawings from around the world to his home town of Den Bosch in the Netherlands; a powerful exhibition that saw almost half a million visitors marvelling at Bosch's quirky creations. This film asks just who is Hieronymus Bosch? Why are his strange and fantastical paintings so popular? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds and where did his unconventional and timeless visions come from?

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    Thu 3rd Nov
    20:20
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  • Revolution: New Art For A New World

    Runtime: 85 mins     Rating: TBC

    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 and Malevich - pioneers who flourished in response to the challenge of building a new art for a new world, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years and silenced by Stalin’s Socialist Realism.


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    Thu 10th Nov
    20:20
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  • Royal Opera: Les Contes D'Hoffman (Live)

    Runtime: 210 mins     Rating: LIVE

    The Royal Opera's lavish production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach's masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace. At the centre of these extraordinary tales of clockwork dolls, magical glasses, ghostly voices and sensual courtesans is the vivid imagination of the drunken Romantic poet Hoffmann. Charismatic young tenor Vittorio Grigolo is Hoffmann – compelled to tell the story of his lovers who, he believes, have all been stolen by a succession of arch villains. Superb baritone Thomas Hampson performs all four villains. The music includes the famous 'Barcarolle' and the stunning showpiece numbers are perfect vehicles for the vocal virtuosity of Sofia Fomina as the clockwork doll Olympia, Christine Rice as the courtesan Giulietta, and Sonya Yoncheva as Hoffmann's last love Antonia.

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    Tue 15th Nov
    18:15
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  • Andre Rieu: Christmas with Andre

    Runtime: 125 mins     Rating: LIVE

    André Rieu: Christmas with André - a festive celebration, featuring a never before seen 90 minute recorded Christmas concert packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas & many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra along with his sopranos and tenors.
    As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his hometown for a live intimate tour of Maastricht's magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with CinemaLive host Charlotte Hawkins where ‘The King of Waltz’ will answer questions submitted by cinema audiences.
    Don’t miss this heart-warming, festive treat on 19 November, 17:00!

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    Sat 19th Nov
    17:00
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  • The Cherry Orchard (Stage Russia with English subtitles)

    Runtime: 180 mins     Rating: LIVE

    First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this centennial production of Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is as relevant today as it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro's interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set designer, David Borovsky, is, of course, on the stage. The waves of the Moscow Art Theatre's stage curtain, with its famous Seagull insignia, curving and folding in on itself, creating smooth and sometimes ominous corners, becomes home to these wanderers, who are in fact shadows of the past come to life on stage. Originally intended by Chekhov as a comedy, and firmly directed by Stanislavsky as a tragedy, many artists have had to deal with the dual nature of the play. One hundred years later, this production brings The Cherry Orchard full circle, never at peace, but finally back at its home. A century later, this production brings The Cherry Orchard full circle, with its wandering band of characters never at peace, but finally back home.

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    Tue 22nd Nov
    20:30
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  • Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (Live)

    Runtime: 135 mins     Rating: LIVE

    The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing – including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince – make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

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    Thu 8th Dec
    19:15
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  • NT Live: No Man's Land (Live)

    Runtime: 150 mins     Rating: TBC

    Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

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    Thu 15th Dec
    19:00
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  • Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: The New Year’s Eve Concert

    Runtime: 120 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Celebrate the end of the year with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle at the festive 2016 New Year's Eve Gala Concert starring the young pianist Daniil Trifonov. Before the champagne corks pop, you can experience first-class virtuosic piano playing from of one of the most technically formidable pianists of the younger generation in a sparkling programme that features classic works by Rachmaninov, Walton and Dvořák. Broadcast in HD with stunning 5.1 surround sound, this concert also includes exclusive interviews and programme insights. “A marvel, a mixture of exuberance and fabulous subtlety” The Guardian on Daniil Trifonov “He has everything and more” Martha Argerich on Daniil Trifonov

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    Sat 31st Dec
    16:00
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  • RSC Live: The Tempest

    Runtime: 210 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. In a unique partnership with Intel, the production will be using today's most advanced technology in a bold re imagining of Shakespeare's magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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    Wed 11th Jan
    19:00
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  • Royal Opera: Il Trovatore (Live)

    Runtime: 180 mins     Rating: LIVE

    International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder. New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi's exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.

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    Tue 31st Jan
    19:15
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  • NT Live: Amadeus (Live)

    Runtime: 210 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

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    Thu 2nd Feb
    19:00
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  • Royal Ballet: Woolf Works (Live)

    Runtime: 155 mins     Rating: LIVE

    The pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor's brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf's landmark novels – Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – with elements of her letters, essays and diaries. Acclaimed British composer Max Richter (Infra, Sum and Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons) creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.

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    Wed 8th Feb
    19:15
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  • NT Live: Saint Joan (Live)

    Runtime: 240 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

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    Thu 16th Feb
    19:00
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  • I, Claude Monet

    Runtime: 90 mins     Rating: TBC

    EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is the originator and market leader for bringing blockbuster art events from galleries around the world to cinemas. Intertwined with artist biographies and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the galleries, the films are informative, accessible and entertaining. Over the last three seasons they have been enjoyed by more than 1 million people in cinemas around the world. Most importantly, the films are shot for the big screen and offer an immersive, cinematic journey through the world’s most loved art and its creators. I, CLAUSE MONET In this striking film from award-winning director Phil Grabsky, we take a new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
    Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, often suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. An unmissable cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.

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    Tue 21st Feb
    20:20
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  • Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Live)

    Runtime: 180 mins     Rating: LIVE

    A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006. The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.

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    Tue 28th Feb
    19:00
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  • NT Live: Hedda Gabler (Live)

    Runtime: 210 mins     Rating: LIVE

    “I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

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    Thu 9th Mar
    19:00
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  • The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism

    Runtime: 90 mins     Rating: TBC

    EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is the originator and market leader for bringing blockbuster art events from galleries around the world to cinemas. Intertwined with artist biographies and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the galleries, the films are informative, accessible and entertaining. Over the last three seasons they have been enjoyed by more than 1 million people in cinemas around the world. Most importantly, the films are shot for the big screen and offer an immersive, cinematic journey through the world’s most loved art and its creators. THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: American Impressionism Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from Season 3 comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920’ from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American Impressionism. Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Cezanne, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes. Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from Season 3 comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920’ from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American Impressionism. Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Cezanne, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes.

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    Tue 21st Mar
    20:20
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  • Opera de Paris: A Midsummers Night's Dream (Live)

    Runtime: 120 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Numerous choreographers have delved into Shakespeare to find dramatic material for their ballets, beginning with Jean-Georges Noverre, an ardent defender of the "action ballet" and Marius Petipa, who was the first to use Mendelssohn's stage music. George Balanchine, who also loved the score, would prove no exception. In 1962 he created his version of Shakespeare's comedy for New York City Ballet. Faithful to the Bard's vocabulary whilst adding a subtle touch of pantomime, he portrays a complex love story in two acts and six scenes. Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, become caught up in a domestic quarrel between the king of the elves and the queen of the fairies which results in the intervention of the mischievous Puck and his magic potion along with a troupe of amateur actors. The denouement is celebrated in the form of a grand virtuoso entertainment. One of George Balanchine's rare narrative ballets, A Midsummer Night's Dream is entering the Paris Opera Ballet's repertoire. The sets and costumes for this production have been designed by another magician of the stage, Christian Lacroix.

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    Thu 23rd Mar
    18:30
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  • Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly (Live)

    Runtime: 165 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria 'Un bel dì' (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

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    Thu 30th Mar
    19:15
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  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: Rigoletto (Live)

    Runtime: 120 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera Rigoletto had a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851.
    It is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi's middle-to-late career. Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. The opera's original title, La maledizione (The Curse), refers to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda likewise falls in love with the Duke and eventually sacrifices her life to save him from the assassins hired by her father.

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    Thu 6th Apr
    19:00
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  • Royal Ballet: Jewels (Live)

    Runtime: 150 mins     Rating: LIVE

    George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'Emeralds', while the fire of 'Rubies' comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in 'Diamonds'. Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

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    Tue 11th Apr
    19:15
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  • Opera de Paris: Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden) (Live)

    Runtime: 260 mins     Rating: LIVE

    Snegúrochka was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey's mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring Beauty and Grandfather Frost. Protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo, (who vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love), Snegúrochka's fate is entrusted to a wood sprite.

    Ten years after its creation, Rimsky‑Korsakov wrote: "anyone who fails to love The Snow Maiden understands nothing of my works nor of myself". A masterpiece of popular Slavic literature, The Snow Maiden brings to the stage a magical fantasy of love and mythical renewal.

    Aida Garifullina sings the role of Snegúrochka whilst the production and musical direction have been left in the capable hands of two other Russian artists: the young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov.

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    Tue 25th Apr
    18:00
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  • Royal Ballet: The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand (Live)

    Runtime:      Rating: LIVE

    This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck's brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.

    Note:Times shown in RED are sold out

    Wed 7th Jun
    19:15
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  • Opera de Paris: La Cenerentola (Live)

    Runtime: 190 mins     Rating: LIVE

    "Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella…" Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed into a sumptuous carriage. The future was to prove him right. However, in moving from Perrault's tale to the opera, the humble servant who dreams of going to the ball has lost all her magical attributes: here there is no fairy godmother to transform mice into horses, rats into coachmen and lizards into footmen with a wave of her wand. And it is not a fur slipper but a bracelet that the beauty leaves behind for her prince, quite deliberately, challenging him to find her again. The Enlightenment had lit its fires throughout Europe and La Cenerentola focused on the burning issues of the day, confronting social divisions to reveal the crinoline beneath the rags. Guillaume Gallienne, member of the Comédie-Française, stages his first opera.

    Note:Times shown in RED are sold out

    Tue 20th Jun
    18:30
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  • Royal Opera: Otello (Live)

    Runtime: 165 mins     Rating: LIVE

    World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

    Note:Times shown in RED are sold out

    Wed 28th Jun
    19:15
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