The Royal Opera House is excited to announce its Autumn Winter 2020 Cinema Season, broadcasting four opera and ballet favourites to cinemas across the globe in collaboration with event cinema distributor, Trafalgar Releasing.
The Season opens on 20 October with The Royal Ballet’s Giselle, a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and a love that transcends death. Recorded in 2016, this much-loved classical ballet stars Principal dancers Marianela Nuñez [pictured, as Giselle] and Vadim Muntagirov. Looking ahead to 10 December, The Nutcracker, also recorded in 2016, makes a welcome return to cinema screens. Peter Wright’s spectacular production has been enchanting children and adults since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. This performance features Principal dancers Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.
In November, the Royal Opera’s much-loved productions – Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Verdi’s Macbeth make a return to the big screen. Manon Lescaut premiered in 1893 and was Puccini’s first major triumph. This production by Jonathan Kent from 2014 is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Maltman and Kristine Opolais. Verdi’s Macbeth is inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy and is conducted by Antonio Pappano. The magnificent cast includes Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and was recorded in 2018.
The Royal Opera House global cinema season offers audiences the best seat in the house with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and close-ups of performers.