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 30min
- Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky
Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of the classic ballet, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score.
Sun 21 Jan
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
- 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).
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- Directed by: Michael Gracey
- Cast: Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman
Inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Tue 26 Dec
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- 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: Steven Spielberg
- Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Fri 19 Jan
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Tue 23 Jan
- 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 27 Mar
- Directed by: Barrie Kosky
- Cast: Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch
Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production of Bizet's opera, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.
Tue 6 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
- Directed by: David McVicar
- Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe, Micheal Fabiano
David McVicar’s production of Verdi's tragedy highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua.
Tue 16 Jan
- 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
Shakespeare's famous Scottish tale, as told by the RSC in 1979. With Ian McKellen and Judi Dench.
Wed 11 Apr
- Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.
Wed 14 Feb
- 2h 32min
- Directed by: Rian Johnson
- Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran
Rey (Ridley) meets Luke (Hamill) to learn all about the Force. Johnson expands on the casualties-of-war theme, making magnificent, roaring action sequences and leading the viewer through a blood-stained moral labyrinth. Driver returns with a vengeance, Dern is terrific and it hits the sweet spot between nostalgia and gripping storytelling.
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