With 11 titles set to be 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 the great classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory The Nutcracker and world-renowned opera stars including Michael Fabiano, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Eva-Maria Westbroek.
Upcoming show: La Bayadère
You can enjoy Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th-century classic ballet on Sunday, 18 November, at 16.00.
The show brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous moonlit ‘white act’ - The Kingdom of the Shades - is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.
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.