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THE QUEEN OF SPADES. ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE IN CINEMAS IN FEBRUARY. GIVEAWAY

The Queen of Spades at Dutch National Opera (C) Karl and Monika Forster

Based on a short story by poet Alexander Pushkin, THE QUEEN OF SPADES  follows Gherman, a soldier torn between love and a destructive fixation with gambling. The opera, set in 1890, explores madness, obsessive passions and the supernatural, with the characters giving voice to Tchaikovsky’s own unfulfilled desires.

The Royal Opera House  is celebrating ten years of live cinema broadcasts, leading the way in delivering world-class opera and ballet around the world. The 2017/18 Season was the Royal Opera House’s most successful cinema season to date with more than one million tickets sold globally, including to more than 500 venues across the UK. Continue reading THE QUEEN OF SPADES. ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE IN CINEMAS IN FEBRUARY. GIVEAWAY

THE NUTCRACKER: FROM ROH LIVE IN CINEMAS FOR XMAS. GIVEAWAY

This image and featured image: Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet ©ROHTristram Kenton, 2013. Image by AKA ©ROH 2016

THE NUTCRACKER from Royal Opera House Live screens for a limited 3 day season in December.    The Royal Opera House celebrates ten years of live cinema broadcasts in 2018, leading the way in delivering world-class opera and ballet around the world. The 2017/18 Season was the Royal Opera House’s most successful cinema season to date with more than one million tickets sold globally.

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical     adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Continue reading THE NUTCRACKER: FROM ROH LIVE IN CINEMAS FOR XMAS. GIVEAWAY

LA BAYADERE STARRING STEVEN McRAE FROM ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE. GIVEAWAY

The Royal Ballet production of La Bayadère.                                                                                                         Credit: Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

Set in India, Marius Petipa’s stunning ballet La Bayadère, starring Australian dancer Steven McRae, tells the story of a noble warrior betrothed to a princess but in love with a temple dancer. 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. Continue reading LA BAYADERE STARRING STEVEN McRAE FROM ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE. GIVEAWAY

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE CINEMA SEASON

Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season begins in February with RIGOLETTO.

Featuring filmed performances from the world-renowned Royal Opera House in London, the program presents the very best opera and ballet from the iconic venue, captured in jaw-dropping detail for Australian audiences to enjoy as if they were there themselves. Continue reading ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE CINEMA SEASON