- 126 min
- Directed by: Damien Chazelle
- Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.
Tue 24 Jan
Wed 25 Jan
Thu 26 Jan
The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.
Tue 28 Feb
International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Tue 31 Jan
Puccini’s ***Madama Butterfly ***is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier‘s stunningly beautiful production.
The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticized views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria* ‘Un bel di’* (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.
Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.
StarringErmonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth DeShong
DirectorMoshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
- Opera in three acts
- Running time: approximately 180 minutes
- Including one interval
- Start time: 7.15pm GMT
- Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Thu 30 Mar
This historical cinema has been showing films continuously since 1912 and was the last surviving theatre of the Associated Tower Cinemas Group. There's an occasional series of showings of classic films on Wednesdays, accompanied by vintage adverts and nostalgic cinema memorabilia, as well as a programme of senior screenings with free tea and biscuits.
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