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Manon Lescaut, from The Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 180 min.

Oct 26 02:30 pm
Nov 12 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 180 mins, DCP)

Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 20 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.

Don Gionvanni, from The Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 190 min.

Sep 21 02:30 pm
Oct 15 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 190 mins, DCP)

Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presents a mesmerizing new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy. The impulsive and charismatic Don Giovanni travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. When he commits murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave.

La Boheme, from The Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 160 min.

Aug 24 02:30 pm
Sep 10 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 160 mins, DCP)

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera. In his depiction of the tender and ultimately tragic love between Mimì and Rodolfo, Puccini achieved an immediacy, warmth and humanity that have rarely been equalled.

Nabucco, from The Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 170 min.

Jul 27 02:30 pm
Aug 13 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 170 mins, DCP)

Daniele Abbado explores themes of identity, exile and religion in a powerful staging of Verdi’s epic opera. War has broken out between the Babylonians and Israelites. The Israelites have captured Fenena, younger daughter of the Babylonian King, Nabucco. In revenge, Nabucco vows to destroy Jerusalem, aided by the vengeful Abigaille.

“Domingo’s career, 42 years at Covent Garden and counting, continues to be a wonder of the age.” The Guardian

Tosca, from The Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 155 min.

Jun 22 02:30 pm
Jul 02 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 155 mins, DCP)

Powerful music, a gripping story and a tragic end: Puccini’s ever-popular Tosca performed with a fabulous cast. Among the star singers in this revival are Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel. Jonathan Kent’s detailed production draws to the full on the historical backdrop of Rome in 1800, an atmospheric backdrop to the love of the beautiful diva Tosca, the idealism of her lover Cavaradossi and the deadly, destructive obsession of the malevolent Chief of Police, Scarpia.

Carmen, from the Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 180 min.

May 25 02:30 pm
Jun 09 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 180 mins, DCP)

Don José (Jonas Kaufmann) is a young soldier in the army in Seville. He intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village, but when he meets the sensual and high-spirited Carmen (Anna Caterina Antonacci), his head is soon turned…Spanish heat and gypsy passion are brought to the stage in Francesca Zambello’s vivid production of Bizet’s famous opera.

Sung in French with English subtitles

Acts One and Two will last for about 1 hour 50 minutes, followed by a 15 minute interval. Act Three will last for about 1 hour 5 mins.

Manon Lescaut, from The Royal Opera House

(2014, 180 mins, DCP)
In Italian with English subtitles
CAST Kristine Opolais, Christopher Maltman, Jonas Kaufmann, Maurizio Muraro. Conducted by Antonio Pappano. Directed by Jonathan Kent.
Classification:
Tickets $22. This theatre is a popcorn free zone for the opera!

Showtimes

Oct 26 02:30 pm
Nov 12 07:00 pm

Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 20 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.

Manon Lescaut Kristine Opolais

Lescaut Christopher Maltman

Chevalier des Grieux Jonas Kaufmann

Geronte de Ravoir Maurizio Muraro

Edmondo Benjamin Hulett

Dancing Master Robert Burt

Singer Nadezhda Karyazina

Don Giovanni, from The Royal Opera House

(2014, 190 mins, DCP)
In Italian with English subtitles
CAST Mariusz Kwiecien, Alex Esposito, Mailn Bystrom, Dawid Kimberg, Véronique Gens, Antonio Poli, Elizabeth Watts, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Conductor Nicola Luisotti
Classification:
Tickets $22. This theatre is a popcorn free zone for the opera!

Showtimes

Sep 21 02:30 pm
Oct 15 07:00 pm

Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presents a mesmerizing new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy. The impulsive and charismatic Don Giovanni travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. When he commits murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave.

190 minute running time includes one intermission.

La Boheme, from The Royal Opera House

(2014, 160 mins, DCP)
In Italian with English subtitles
CAST Dmytro Popov, Maija Kovalevska, Stefania Dovhan, Audun Iversen. Conductor Mark Elder.
Classification:
Tickets $22. Popcorn is not permitted in the theatre for opera shows.

Showtimes

Aug 24 02:30 pm
Sep 10 07:00 pm

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera. Teeming with period detail, John Copley’s definitive production of this much-loved opera is traditional opera at its best. From a shabby garret to the bustling Café Momus to a snowy courtyard at dawn, this minutely observed panorama of 1830s Parisian life, beautifully designed by Julia Trevelyan Oman, conjures emotions and atmosphere ranging from joy to tragedy, in large-scale crowd scenes and intimate tableaux.

Puccini no doubt drew on his own student escapades – which anticipated his later reputation as a legendary bon viveur – for the robust humour of the comic scenes. And in his depiction of the tender and ultimately tragic love between Mimì and Rodolfo, Puccini achieved an immediacy, warmth and humanity that have rarely been equalled.

160 minute running time includes two intermissions

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