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 showcases 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.
Romeo and Juliet
On Sunday, 16 June, from 16.00, you can see Shakespeare’s enduring love story that is known over the world. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.
Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals.
Screenings schedule 2018-2019
- MacMillan: MAYERLING - The Royal Ballet, 21 October 2018
- Petipa: LA BAYADÈRE - The Royal Ballet, 18 November 2018
- Wagner: DIE WALKÜRE - The Royal Opera, 25 November 2018
- Wright: THE NUTCRACKER - The Royal Ballet, 9 December 2018
- Ceaikovski: THE QUEEN OF SPADES - The Royal Opera, 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.