The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.
Sun 8 Apr
- 2h 45min
- Cast: Charles Nuitter, Arthur Saint-Leon, Bolshoi principles
Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia reconstructs the original 19th century choreography.
Sun 10 Jun
Vasily Vainonen's drama of intrigue, love and tragedy, unfolding against the background of the French Revolution.
Sun 4 Mar
The Bolshoi breathes new life into Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score.
Sun 4 Feb
- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Alexander Payne
- Cast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis
When a Norwegian institute develops a successful process of human miniaturisation, people flock to take part so as to minimise the impact of humans on the planet. Mild-mannered comedy and gentle romance which looks beautiful but is sentimental and meandering.
Fri 26 Jan
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Thu 1 Feb
- 1h 29min
- Directed by: Nick Park
- Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall
Sat 27 Jan
Sun 28 Jan
Sun 4 Feb
- Written by: E.L James
- Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
The third and final installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy (phew, there aren't actually 50).
Fri 9 Feb
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Thu 15 Feb
Inspired by Handel's religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production is a dramatic account of Messiah.
Wed 28 Mar
- 2h 47min
- Directed by: Bertrand de Billy
For the first time, Massenet’s version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly.
Sat 28 Apr
- 3h 31min
- Directed by: David Robertson
A co-production with English National Opera, Mozart's vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.
Sat 31 Mar
- 2h 55min
The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s production.
Sat 24 Feb
- 2h 39min
- Directed by: Domingo Hindoyan
Production of Donizetti's opera which stars Matthew Polenzani, rising South African soprano Pretty Yende and Davide Luciano, who makes his Met debut as the arrogant soldier Belcore.
Sat 10 Feb
- 3h 38min
- Directed by: James Levine
The first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, with Sonya Yoncheva singing the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.
Sat 14 Apr
- Directed by: Maurizio Benini
Rossini's tragic opera based on a story by Voltaire, with Angela Meade taking on the challenging vocals of the title role in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago.
Sat 10 Mar
- 2h 53min
- Directed by: Sir David McVicar
Sir David McVicar’s new production of Puccini’s story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom.
Sat 27 Jan
A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
Thu 22 Feb
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
- Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley
Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.
Thu 22 Mar
- Directed by: Rufus Norris
- Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Kinnear
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Thu 10 May
- Directed by: Kathy Burke
A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke.
Tue 20 Mar
- Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
Tue 6 Mar
Tue 27 Mar
- 3h 20min
- Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
- Cast: Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.
Something wicked this way comes in Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting production of Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Wed 4 Apr
- 2h 35min
- Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.
Thu 3 May
- Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Tue 12 Jun
- Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon
Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.
Wed 28 Feb
- Directed by: Jonathan Kent
A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.
Wed 7 Feb
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