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Nabucco, from The Royal Opera House

(2014, 170 mins, DCP)
In Italian with English subtitles
CAST Plácido Domingo, Andrea Caré, Vitalij Kowaljow, Liudmyla Monastyrska.
Classification:
170 minute running time includes one intermission.
Tickets $22. Popcorn is not permitted in the theatre for opera shows.

Showtimes

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

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.

170 minute running time includes two intermissions

“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

(2014, 155 mins, DCP)
In Italian with English subtitles
CAST Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel. Directed by Jonathan Kent.
Classification:
Tickets $22. Popcorn is not permitted in the theatre for opera shows.

Showtimes

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

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera. Jonathan Kent’s production is set against the turbulent backdrop of Rome in 1800.

Powerful music, a gripping story and a tragic end: Puccini’s ever-popular Tosca performed at the Royal Opera House 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, a political world of control and suspicion, beautifully evoked in Paul Brown’s lavish designs. The pageantry of church ritual, the darkness of a brooding study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of the light of a Roman dawn – all throw into relief 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.

155 minute running time includes two intermissions

Carmen, from The Royal Opera House

(2014, 180 mins, DCP)
In French with English subtitles
CAST Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann, Ildebrando D’arcangelo, Norah Amsellem, Jacques Imbrailo, Matthew Rose, Elena Xanthoudakis, Viktoria Vizin. Conductor Antonio Pappano
Classification:
Tickets $22. Popcorn is not permitted in the theatre for opera shows.

Showtimes

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

Don José 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, 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. Conducted by Antonio Pappano, directed by Francesca Zambello,

180 minute running time includes two intermissions.

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