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The Royal Opera House 2019/20 Cinema Season

Artists of The Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet (c) 2015 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

The Royal Opera House 2019/20 Cinema Season will broadcast 13 world-class productions live from London’s Covent Garden to 600 cinemas across the UK.

The Cinema Season launches on the 8th October with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The season including six new productions, three world premieres and the return of seven heritage productions.

The Royal Ballet features in seven cinema screenings, including three world premieres: The Dante Project, a full-length work from choreographer Wayne McGregor, composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed, and world premieres from Cathy Marston and Liam Scarlett.

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet (c) 2018 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

The Royal Ballet also draws on its rich cultural heritage with repertory classics Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty and Liam Scarlett’s critically acclaimed Swan Lake. In addition to the live relays, in December 2019 cinema audiences can see a recorded broadcast of The Royal Ballet’s festive favourite, The Nutcracker, filmed in 2016.

Jonas Kaufmann who will be performing in Fidelio (c) ROH

Leading operatic stars feature on the cinema screen in three new opera productions: Bryn Terfel and Olga Peretyatko in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Jonas Kaufmann and Lise Davidsen in Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Nina Stemme and Karita Mattila in Richard Strauss’s Elektra. Fidelio and Elektra are conducted by The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano. The Cinema Season opens with Mozart’s Don Giovanni featuring Erwin Schrott in the title role, followed by Puccini’s much-loved La bohème with Sonya Yoncheva and Charles Castronovo. In the spring, Damiano Michieletto’s Olivier Award-winning production of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana returns and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci with Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak.

Don Giovanni production image (C) ROH. Photo by Bill Cooper, 2018

The 2019/20 Royal Opera House Cinema Season is as follows:

The Royal Opera’s Don Giovanni (co-production with Liceu, Barcelona, Israeli Opera and Houston Grand Opera)
Live Tuesday 8 October 2019, encore on Sunday 13 October 2019
The Royal Opera’s Don Pasquale (new co-production between The Royal Opera, Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo)
Live Thursday 24 October 2019, encore on Sunday 27 October 2019
Enigma Variations. Lara Turk and Nehemiah Kish. (c) ROH, Bill Cooper, 2011
The Royal Ballet’s Concerto/ Enigma Variations/ Raymonda Act III
Live Tuesday 5 November 2019, encore on Sunday 10 November 2019
The Royal Ballet’s Coppélia
Live from Tuesday 10 December 2019, encore on Sunday 15 December 2019
The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker (recorded 2016)
From Tuesday 17 December 2019
The Sleeping Beauty. Matthew Ball as Prince Florimund, Yasmine Naghdi as Aurora. (c) ROH, 2017. Photographed by Bill Cooper
The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty
Live Thursday 16 January 2020, encore on Sunday 19 January 2020
La bohème production image (C) ROH. Photo by Catherine Ashmore
The Royal Opera’s La bohème (co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid, and Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Live Wednesday 29 January 2020, encore on Sunday 2 February 2020
The Royal Ballet’s New Marston/ New Scarlett (world premieres)
Live Tuesday 25 February 2020, encore Sunday 1 March 2020
The Royal Opera’s Fidelio (new production)
Live Tuesday 17 March 2020, encore on Sunday 22 March 2020
The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake
Live Wednesday 1 April 2020, encore on Sunday 5 April 2020
The Royal Opera’s Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci (co-production with La Monnaie, Brussels, Opera Australia and Göteborg Opera)
Live Tuesday 21 April 2020, encore on Sunday 26 April 2020
The Royal Ballet’s The Dante Project (world premiere)
Live Thursday 28 May 2020, encore on Sunday 31 May 2020
The Royal Opera’s Elektra (new production)
Live Thursday 18 June 2020, encore Sunday 21 June 2020

For more information and tickets , visit the Royal Opera House website here

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