Royal Opera House Live Performances at Event Cinemas Australia

Media Screening
Duration: 4 hours

The Royal Opera of Covent Garden carries a long tradition of operatic performance spanning more than 260 years in its three theatre spaces.  It houses both The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

The four hour media screening of La Forza del Destino saw one of the world’s greatest tenors paired with one of the most prominent sopranos.   Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko played two star crossed lovers in an evening of vocal prowess.  The tragedy it charts of love hindered by family feud is not so much the force of destiny as a succession of unlikely coincidences.

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Royal Opera’s live performances were innovative for their time just under a decade ago when they were first beamed across 2500 cinemas globally.    There’s a certain intimacy the viewer gets unlike conventional stage with up close shots of facial expressions, real time subtitles and state of the art surround sound and.  It also enables the fine craft to reach new audiences.

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 1.17.04 PM.pngEvent Cinemas will be hosting a series of live operas and participating venues.  Click on the links and select your cinema to view session times and get tickets to these limited screenings!

Faust – 8, 9 and 12 June

Faust, is inspired by Goethe’s drama about a man who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for youth and power. Gounod’s operatic version focuses on the tragic love affair between Faust and the young, innocent Marguerite, and contains stunning solo and choral numbers. Staged in a sensational production by David McVicar, with Michael Fabiano and Diana Damrau as Faust and Marguerite, this is the epitome of theatrical spectacle and musical pleasure.

 

Triple Bill: Flight Pattern/Within the Golden Hour/New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui 
30 June and 3 July 2019

The contemporary skills of The Royal Ballet receive a memorable showcase with three sensational works: Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, about seven couples separating and intermingling; Crystal Pite’s poignant reflection on migration Flight Pattern, revived for the first time; and the world premiere of a brand-new work by award-winning choreographeSidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

 

Romeo and Juliet – 28 and 31 July

Since its 1965 premiere by The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s take on the world-renowned Shakespearean story of Romeo and Juliet has become a modern classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the star-crossed lovers, as the excitement of youthful love turns to tragedy in the heartbreaking final scene.

 
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Credit: Bill Cooper

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