Join the celebration of Andre's 70th birthday by taking a journey through his performances at stunning locations around the world.
Sat 4 Jan
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 26 Jan
An homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools of Paris, New York and St Petersburg, each represented by a jewel; emerald, ruby, and diamond. The Bolshoi is the only company authorised by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast this masterpiece.
Sun 19 Apr
- 2h 40min
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 23 Feb
Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.
Sun 15 Dec
- 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 29 Mar
- Cast: Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Alexei Loparevich
The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years.
Thu 16 Jan
- Directed by: Phil Grabsky
An exploration of how the story of Easter has been portrayed in art.
Tue 7 Apr
Film featuring key exhibitions and interviews with curators of Kahlo's work.
Mon 6 Jul
Lucian Freud’s self-portraits are brought together for the first time by the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Tue 14 Jan
- 1h 46min
- Directed by: Joe Dante
- Written by: Chris Columbus
- Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman
Cute and cuddly little mogwais become malevolent monsters if not properly cared for and wreak havoc in idealised small town America. A tongue-in-cheek Yuletide romp filled with in-jokes.
Mon 9 Dec
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Chris Columbus
- Written by: John Hughes
- Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara
Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.
Sun 8 Dec
- Directed by: Chuck Jones
The classic Christmas animated staple, about the grumpy green hermit who lurks above Whoville, determined to stop the Whos having their fun on Christmas Day. But the Grinch's undersized heart is no match for the Whos' festive spirit.
Sun 1 Dec
- 2h 9min
- Directed by: Frank Capra
- Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers
Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.
Tue 24 Dec
Shakespeare’s tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Judi Dench plays Paulina with Kenneth Branagh in the role of Leontes.
Wed 4 Dec
- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Jerry Mitchell, Brett Sullivan
- Cast: Matt Henry, Killian Donnelly, Natalie McQueen
The popular stage musical comes to the silver screen.
Tue 4 Feb
The staged concert version of Les Miserables is streamed live to cinemas for one night only.
Mon 2 Dec
Sat 7 Dec
Sun 8 Dec
In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Joyce DiDonato stars as the power-hungry empress.
Sat 29 Feb
Award-winning, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam. Inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman, the Captain of a ghostly ship who has been condemned to sail the seas for eternity, is offered a chance of redemption by true love. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.
Sat 14 Mar
- Directed by: David McVicar
Donizetti's tragic opera based on the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I, filmed at the Met Opera, NYC, and brought to the big screen in stunning digital clarity.
Sat 9 May
- 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 11 Apr
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera, hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.
Sat 1 Feb
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century.
Sat 11 Jan
- 1h 25min
- Directed by: Brian Henson
- Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire
It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.
Sun 15 Dec
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.
Thu 28 Nov
Thu 5 Dec
- Directed by: Damiano Michieletto
- Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Platanias
Two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold.
Tue 21 Apr
Ninette de Valois' charming story about love, mischief and mechanical dolls. Screened live to cinemas.
Tue 10 Dec
- Directed by: Richard Jones
- Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień
The beloved romantic opera beamed live from London in a new production by acclaimed director Richard Jones.
Wed 29 Jan
Beethoven's only opera gets a makeover with Antonio Pappano conducting and starring Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann.
Tue 17 Mar
- 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.
Wed 1 Apr
Wayne McGregor, contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed collaborate to create this version of Dante's work.
Thu 28 May
Two part performance with Cathy Marston's piece about cellist Jacqueline du Pre and a new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet's Artist in Residence.
Tue 25 Feb
The all-time epic Romantic ballet, with Tchaikovsky's iconic score, is presented on stage at the Royal Opera House.
Wed 1 Apr
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to theatres across the UK.
Tue 17 Dec
Operatic adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Christof Loy.
Thu 18 Jun
A two screen Everyman with 218 seats.
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