4 October 2012 at 5.53pm | 7 Comments
With The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera back on stage in Covent Garden, it'll soon be time for the return of our popular Cinema relays.
The Cinema Season begins on 23 October with a live relay of Swan Lake and over the course of the season, our two resident companies will be beamed - in nearly all instances live - around the world to 900 cinemas in 32 countries. Watch the Season trailer.
Highlights of the coming season include The Nutcracker (allowing even those who usually celebrate Christmas in tropical heat a taste of a winter wonderland), Kasper Holten's new production of Eugene Onegin and modern classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Tickets for all screenings can be booked at participating cinemas. See all productions being screened.
The Swan Lake screening on 23 October will star Principals Zenaida Yanowsky and Nehemiah Kish and during the intervals will feature exclusive glimpses behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House. Before curtain up watch a film that goes behind the scenes on Swan Lake film.
We filmed with a range of artists and staff from the Royal Opera House to look at the experience of coming to a cinema screening - from going backstage with the interval films, to seeing top international stars in your local cinema. Watch out for Tony Hall, Federico Bonelli, Lauren Cuthbertson and many more:
Take a look into our Broadcast Department to find out how we deal with the huge technical challenges involved in Cinema relays:
Following Swan Lake, November will see David McVicar's production of Les Troyens screened around the world.