With 11 titles broadcast to more than 500 UK cinemas and to another 1,000 in 40 countries across the globe, the Royal Opera House’s Live Cinema Season 2018/19 will showcase a wide variety of ballet and opera, including three new works, all relayed live from Covent Garden.
The 2018/19 Season will feature great classics from The Royal Ballet’s repertory and world-renowned opera stars including Michael Fabiano, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Eva-Maria Westbroek.
Upcoming show: The Queen of Spades
In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam.
The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandr Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.
Approximate running time: 3 hours and 30 minutes, with a break
Sung in Russian with English subtitles.
Screenings schedule 2018-2019
- MacMillan: MAYERLING - The Royal Ballet, Sunday, 21 October 2018
- Petipa: LA BAYADÈRE - The Royal Ballet, Sunday, 18 November 2018
- Wagner: DIE WALKÜRE - The Royal Opera, Sunday, 25 November 2018
- Wright: THE NUTCRACKER - The Royal Ballet, Sunday, 9 December 2018
- Ceaikovski: THE QUEEN OF SPADES - The Royal Opera, Sunday, 27 January 2019
- Verdi: LA TRAVIATA - The Royal Opera, Sunday, 3 February 2019
- Acosta/Petipa: DON QUIXOTE - The Royal Ballet, Sunday, 24 February 2019
- Verdi: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO - The Royal Opera, Sunday, 7 April 2019
- Gounod: FAUST - The Royal Opera, Sunday, 5 May 2019
- Pite: FLIGHT PATTERN / Wheeldon: WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR/ Cherkaoui: NEW WORK - The Royal Ballet , Sunday, 19 May 2019
- MacMillan: ROMEO AND JULIET - The Royal Ballet, Sunday, 16 June 2019
Location: HAPPYCINEMA® Bucharest (Liberty Center), 10 minutes away from Unirii Square, on 151-171 Progresului Street.