A tale of magic and mischief set to Delibes' lilting score.
Wed 19 Apr
The Bolshoi takes on a bold new challenge, as the dance masters tackle contemporary choreography.
Sun 19 Mar
A young officer named Pechorin travels across mountains of the Caucasus, inflicting pain on himself and the women around him. With music by Ilya Demutsky, choreography by Yuri Possokhov and libretto from Kirill Serebrennikov.
Sun 9 Apr
- 160 min
A tragic love story ensues when young Prince Siegfried meets Odette, who is white swan by day and human by night. Odette can only wait for an oath of true love to break the curse. This tale of love, drama and deception is brought to life by Russia's world famous Bolshoi Ballet.
Sun 5 Feb
- 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.
Mon 23 Jan
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Thu 26 Jan
Set in 15th century Spain, this is a horrifying tale of abduction, murder and torture.
Tue 31 Jan
- 155 min
A chance to enjoy the Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini's tragic love story.
Thu 30 Mar
- 115 min
- Directed by: Michael Hoffman
- Cast: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel, Christian Bale, Dominic West, David Strathairn, Sophie Marceau, Roger Rees, Max Wright, Gregory Jbara, Bill Irwin, Sam Rockwell, Bernard Hill, John Sessions
Not since Max Reinhardt's 1934 version has any film sought to pay loyal tribute to this classic tale of misbegotten romance and fairy magic. Until now. Hoffman, cautious that the text's classical Greek setting might distance his audience, has relocated to Tuscany at the turn of the century and draws upon those changing times to highlight the conflict between the old and young generations in the story. Kline stands out in the role of Bottom, while the lush world of nymphs, satyrs, centaurs and Medusas is a beauty to behold.
Thu 23 Mar
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Thu 2 Feb
A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.
Thu 9 Mar
Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.
Thu 16 Feb
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
Thu 6 Apr
The National Theatre present Shakespeare's comedy. Featuring Tamsin Greig.
Thu 6 Apr
A three-act ballet created for the New York City Ballet by founding choreographer George Balanchine. It has three related movements: Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds and the dancers are dressed like jewels.
Tue 11 Apr
Mixed programme demonstrating the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet.
Wed 7 Jun
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
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenesse bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.
Thu 30 Mar
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
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.
Wed 28 Jun
Doors 1.30pm for 2pm Film
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Tue 28 Feb
Virginia Woolf's is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. British composer Max Richter creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.
Wed 8 Feb
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Wed 24 May
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.
Wed 26 Apr
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).
Wed 9 Aug
Performances of some of Shakespeare's most dramatic scenes, as well as songs, comedy, dances and music celebrating his legacy. The show is directed by Gregory Doran and hosted by David Tennant.
Wed 24 May
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