Eden Cinemas is proud to present the Royal Opera House‘s new upcoming season for 2016/2017, a slate that promises to impress with its elite selection of screenings.
Broadcast live directly from the Royal Opera House, viewers will be able to experience pre-show and behind-the-scenes footage from London. They’ll also be given an insight on the mise-en-scène of the productions from the perspective of the directors, cast and crew.
This year’s programme offers a variety of the top ballets and operas performed at The Royal Opera House that will commence on the 26th September with Bellini’s operatic masterpiece Norma, featuring the world-renowned tenor Joseph Calleja.
Among the opera highlights are the anticipated new productions of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Verdi’s Otello and the Royal Ballet will be providing a stellar repertoire with productions such as The Sleeping Beauty to Petipa’s music, Frederick Ashton’s The Dream and Balanchine’s breathtaking Jewels.
Ticket prices have been reduced to €18 per adult and include a complimentary glass of wine and complimentary parking at the Eden Car Park. Tickets for children and youths aged 16 and under are €10. Encore shows have also been introduced at €15 (including free parking), allowing audiences to view the world’s best performers in the top operas and ballets from the comfort of the Eden’s state of the art cinema complex.
Norma – Bellini
Antonio Pappano conducts a wonderful cast led by Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini’s mastrpiece, directed by Alex Olle.
Live: 26th September 2016 @ 8.15pm
Encore: 2nd October 2016 @ 3pm
Cosi Fan Tutte – Mozart
Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast of up-and-coming talent, including American soprano Corinne Winters in a new production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera on the nature of love.
Live: 17th October 2016 @ 7.30pm
Anastasia – Macmillan
Kenneth MacMillan’s full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution.
Live: 2nd November 2016 @ 8.15pm
Encore: 6th November 2016 @ 3pm
Les Contes d’Hoffman – Offenbach
Vittorio Grigolo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role alongside an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina in Offenbach’s operatic drama.
Live: 15th November 2016 @ 8.15pm
Encore: 20th December 2016 @ 3pm
The Nutcracker – Wright
The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with the renowned production of this classic, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Live: 8th December 2016 @ 8.15pm
Encore: 11th December 2016 @ 3pm
Il Trovatore – Verdi
The first revival of David Bosch’s new production, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Roberto Alagna, Lianna Haroutounian and Dimitri Hvorostovsky.
Live: 31st January 2017 @ 8.15pm
Woolf Works – McGregor
The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf, starring Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi.
Live: 8th February 2017 @ 8.15pm
The Sleeping Beauty – Petipa, Ashton, Dowell & Wheeldon
Celebrate 70 years of the Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.
Live: 28th February 2017 @ 8pm
Encore: 5th March 2017 @ 3pm
Image source: Photo Tristram Kenton
Madama Butterfly – Puccini
Antonion Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana Maria Martines in Puccini’s poignant opera.
Live: 30th March 2017 @ 8.15pm
Encore: 2nd April 2017 @ 3pm
Jewels – Balanchine
Now celebrating its semicentennial year, George Balanchine’s sparkling ballet still shines with all the brilliance of the gemstones that inspired it.
Live: 11th April 2017 @ 8.15pm
The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand – Ashton
Frederick Ashton’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic of the Royal Ballet’s repertoire.
Live: 7th June 2017 @ 8.15pm
Encore: 11th June 2017 @ 3pm
Otello – Verdi
Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi’s thrilling opera inspired by Shakespeare, under the direction of Keith Warner, starring Jonas Kaufman and Gregory Kunde.
Live: 28th June 2017 @ 8.15pm
For more information, visit the Eden Cinemas website.