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Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15

Live Cinema Season 2014/15 includes 7 operas and 4 ballets screened live in cinemas across the world.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

31 March 2014 at 9.07am | 90 Comments

The 2014/15 Live Cinema Season will see a total of 11 Royal Opera House productions relayed to more than 1,500 cinemas in over 40 countries. The screenings include seven Royal Opera and four Royal Ballet productions:

Manon16 October at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet, orchestrated by Martin Yates

I due Foscari NEW, 27 October at 7.15pm
The Royal Opera
Giuseppe Verdi
Dir: Thaddeus Strassberger
Cond: Antonio Pappano
Cast includes Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli and Maria Agresta

L’elisir d’amore, 26 November at 7.15pm
The Royal Opera
Gaetano Donizetti
Dir: Laurent Pelly
Cond: Daniele Rustioni
Cast includes Lucy Crowe, Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 16 December at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot, orchestrated by Christopher Austin and Joby Talbot

Andrea Chénier NEW, 29 January at 7.15pm
The Royal Opera
Umberto Giordano
Dir: David McVicar
Cond: Antonio Pappano
Cast includes Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek

Der fliegende Holländer, 24 February at 7.15pm
The Royal Opera
Richard Wagner
Dir: Tim Albery
Cond: Andris Nelsons
Cast includes Bryn Terfel and Adrianne Pieczonka.

Swan Lake17 March at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny NEW, 1 April at 7.15pm
The Royal Opera
Kurt Weill
Dir: John Fulljames
Cond: Mark Wigglesworth
Cast includes Anne Sofie von Otter, Willard W White and Christine Rice.

La Fille mal gardèe, 5 May at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Frederick Ashton
Music: Ferdinand Hérold, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery

La bohème, 10 June at 7.15pm
The Royal Opera
Giacomo Puccini
Dir: John Copley
Cond: Dan Ettinger
Cast includes Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja

Guillaume Tell NEW, 5 July at 2.45pm
The Royal Opera
Gioachino Rossini
Dir: Damiano Michieletto
Cond: Antonio Pappano
Cast includes Gerald Finley and Malin Byström

 

This article has 90 comments

  1. Sounds like an excellent programme and wonderful opportunities to see and hear. Have enjoyed previous progs . enormously.Just need the cinemas now!

  2. wendy sessions hodge responded on 9 April 2014 at 3:03pm Reply

    I look forward to this exciting programme is it possible to send me a catalogue,of your new season.I live in France,my address is la petite maison,42 rue du port d,Ecoue,85200 Montreuil France,I would be quite to pay for this,with many thanks wendy sessions hodge

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 9 April 2014 at 4:49pm

      Hi Wendy,

      We're afraid we're not able to send out printed guides but all the information is available on our cinema pages:

      http://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  3. Philip Glover responded on 9 April 2014 at 11:38pm Reply

    Disappointing that 3 out of 4 of the ballets have been screened before. Why no Onegin or some of the mixed programmes?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 10 April 2014 at 10:02am

      Dear Philip

      Unfortunately we are unable to film Onegin due to rights restrictions - this is also the reason why the ballet has not been recorded for DVD. We have found that mixed programmes are a less attractive option for cinema audiences, although this does not mean that we won't try them again in future Seasons.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  4. Good afternoon, Please could you tell me if you will be screening the Maryinsky Ballet summer season as I am desperate to see them? Kind regards LSH.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 11 April 2014 at 4:25pm

      Hi Louise,

      We're afraid we're not relaying the Mariinsky performances. Details of relays from the company's St Petersburg theatre can be found at http://www.mariinskycinema.com/

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  5. Maria Carneiro responded on 16 April 2014 at 10:59pm Reply

    Could you please inform in which cinema in Lisbon will your productions be screened?
    Thanks.
    Maria

  6. carol matthewman responded on 25 April 2014 at 5:29pm Reply

    Since l discovered your magnificent cinema viewings l am trying to attend all your screanings. I am a Yorkshire pensioner on a limited income wanting to see as many quality productions as l am able to .Correlating the information on your web site can prove confusing. A calender listing all performances and repeats would enable me to achieve my goal more readily.

  7. Sally Topham responded on 28 April 2014 at 5:17pm Reply

    Here I was all excited to see "A Winters Tale" here tonight but it appears that the local theater is not broadcasting this production to us as previously announced here in Cary, NC, USA - we did enjoy an exquisite "Giselle" and "The Sleeping Beauty" (also glorious) recently. Can you explain why this broadcast became unavailable? Thank you for sharing your great productions of Opera & Ballet with the world. Sally

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 29 April 2014 at 2:55pm

      Dear Sally

      I am afraid that our US cinema distributor made the decision not to take The Winter's Tale as a relay. Sorry about the disappointment this has caused.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  8. Diana carmichael responded on 29 April 2014 at 11:57am Reply

    I Am very sad that my observations were thought too bad to publish. BUT if you can view the film on a big screen you might possibly agree.
    SO, even without a public viewing , please can the wardrobe department at least be advised to use fabric that does not show up every drop of perspiration of a very talented leading lady, or at least suggest that she uses one of the long lasting antiperspirants available.
    I still don't see why the two kings could not have been provide with trousers. The rest of the costumes were a delight to see, but the shiny tights do not do well on the large screen

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 1 May 2014 at 3:21pm

      Hi Diana,

      I've checked and your original comment was published, though it may have been delayed, such was the volume of comments coming through moderation.

      We very much welcome all comments, including the constructively critical so please forgive the error, the delay wasn't at all to do with the content, rather the volume and the nature of a manual process.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

    • Mary MacEwen responded on 27 October 2014 at 10:15am

      Dear Diana
      Have just seen your comment on the website. A clever camera director is the answer to you comments re perspiration etc. No amount of industrial strength antiperspirant could suppress the sweat that a theatre audience can't see, but a sensitive camera director can avoid shots that reveal too much! Food for thought

  9. Elsa Barbouth responded on 29 April 2014 at 4:46pm Reply

    I am travelling to Los Angeles in June/July and I was wondering which movie theatres are showing the operas/ballets.
    Thanks

  10. Anne responded on 29 April 2014 at 5:37pm Reply

    Could we please have the full cast listedprinted , we all know who the main people are,
    This is screened at the end but everyone is walking out and its not possible to read it

  11. Nicole Zhong responded on 16 May 2014 at 2:26am Reply

    Please give us Lauren on La Fille!!

  12. Michèle Dussarrat responded on 22 May 2014 at 3:33pm Reply

    I see that Manon Lescaut will be transmitted in Paris, but the other operas do not appear. Are not you transmitting I due Foscari, André Chénier and the rest thru the Paris cinema?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 29 May 2014 at 2:20pm

      Dear Michele

      We will receive notification of screenings in France closer to the time as the ones you list are in the new Season. Dates will be added to the website as soon as we have them confirmed.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  13. Larry Kramer responded on 23 May 2014 at 5:01pm Reply

    Is La Boheme, 10 June, available in cinema in Los Angeles or Ventura County movie houses or any where else in Southern California? Thank you Please respond by email.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 3 June 2014 at 4:00pm

      Hi Larry,

      Unfortunately with the volume of comments we receive we're not able to email directly, but this relay is in June 2015 and therefore the details of cinemas in the US screening it haven't been confirmed.

      Do keep an eye on http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema for details closer to the time.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  14. Caro Donohue responded on 27 May 2014 at 9:43pm Reply

    Great program but it looks as if it will not reach us in the third world (South Africa)?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 28 May 2014 at 10:26am

      Dear Caro

      We have only screen in one cinema in South Africa: The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town.

      They have their own recorded programming as they do not take part in our live relays so listings inquiries are better sent directly to the venue. Here are their details:
      The Fugard Theatre
      Address: Caledon Street, Cnr of Harrington Street, District Six, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
      Phone: +27 21 461 4554

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  15. Sue Fractman responded on 22 June 2014 at 10:21pm Reply

    I have been trying to find screenings from ROH in Southern California, but cannot find any even in the USA. Are there any cinemas here that will show these broadcasts?

    • Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer) responded on 24 June 2014 at 12:07pm

      Dear Sue,

      I'm afraid that the remaining broadcast of our 13/14 Cinema Season, Manon Lescaut, will not be screened live in the USA, but we are hoping it will be shown at a later date. Our US distributor is currently in discussions, and we will notify via social media as soon as we have an update.

      All the best,

      Lottie

  16. marisa bonetto responded on 25 June 2014 at 11:24pm Reply

    It seems that 'La clemenza di Tito' is not on your list, very disappointed to miss such a beautiful Mozart's opera with a very good cast , any reason for that?thanks all the best

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 27 June 2014 at 1:24pm

      Hi Marisa

      We're not actually producing La clemenza di Tito in 2014/15.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

    • marisa bonetto responded on 30 June 2014 at 12:24am

      sorry
      I made a mistake, I meant in my previous request 'Idomeo'by Mozart scheduled next season in november, any hope to see this magnificent opera broadcsted? thanks best wishes

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 3 July 2014 at 9:44am

      Yes, my answer referred to that production. I'm afraid that it will not be broadcast in cinemas.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  17. Helga Conrad responded on 25 June 2014 at 11:47pm Reply

    Gestern habe ich "Manon Lescaut" in Leipzig gesehen , die Aufführung war "großartig" !!!!!!!!!!!

  18. marisa bonetto responded on 1 July 2014 at 10:05pm Reply

    ,.. and what about Idomeneo ? will be broadcasted? thanks

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 1 July 2014 at 10:50pm

      Dear Marisa

      it's not on the slate for our cinema relay, I'm afraid.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  19. Judith Marrus responded on 2 July 2014 at 12:50pm Reply

    I am UNABLE to determine if/where this season will show in the BowTie Cinema in Ocean, New Jersey USA where it played last season. Can you confirm?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 2 July 2014 at 8:19pm

      Dear Judith

      Negotiations are still ongoing with our US distributor. We will share news as soon as we have it.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  20. Hartmut Benecke responded on 5 July 2014 at 4:46pm Reply

    Hallo und Guten Tag Ellen, Manon Lescaut war großartig,die Musik wunderschön;ich würde gern die Oper als DVD/ Blue ray haben, wer hat sie oder erscheint die Dvd??
    Einen schönen Tag Hartmut

  21. Michele responded on 14 July 2014 at 10:59pm Reply

    Will you be screening Winter's Tale this year in Cinemas since it was cancelled last season?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 15 July 2014 at 9:46am

      Hi Michele

      Do you mean in US cinemas? It went ahead in most territories.

      There are currently only a couple of screenings coming up for The Winter's Tale (France and Australia), but I would expect that more will be added:
      http://www.roh.org.uk/showings/the-winters-tale-2014

      Best wishes

      Ellen

    • Michele Gradinscak responded on 15 July 2014 at 5:36pm

      Yes, in US cinemas. I live in Michigan and it was not shown here or nearby in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The websites said maybe next season. I wish I could see this.

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 15 July 2014 at 5:49pm

      Dear Michele

      Do keep an eye on the website - we'll add details of screenings for 2014/15 as and when they are confirmed.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  22. Nona London responded on 21 July 2014 at 4:32pm Reply

    Where in the state of Florida(USA) will the ballet and opera movies be showing this coming fall and winter season.
    Thank you

  23. Ilze Kuplens-Ewart responded on 11 August 2014 at 11:15pm Reply

    Is Kitchener really the only place near Toronto relaying performances?
    btw the Met system works really well: one date for booking for the entire season for supporters, a few days later for the general public.

  24. Sílvia responded on 5 September 2014 at 2:14pm Reply

    Please have Marianela Nuñez as Lise in La Fille Mal Gardée! She´s The Royals best ballerina!

  25. Russell responded on 6 September 2014 at 10:34pm Reply

    It would be helpful if the website gave details of which cinemas are showing the performances.

  26. Harald responded on 7 September 2014 at 4:29pm Reply

    In what time zone is the schedule, local time London? Thank you!

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 8 September 2014 at 8:18pm

      Dear Harald

      The schedule is London time, but if you search for performances near you the details will be given in local time.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  27. Beata responded on 11 September 2014 at 7:33pm Reply

    I'm really looking to seeing some of these productions.
    My question is: are any of these productions going to be shown in cinemas in Venezuala? I have friends who lives there and we all wondering?/

    Please let me know.

    Many thanks

  28. Today's paper has your ad saying that booking is now open for screenings from Oct 16-Jul 5 but I can't find anywhere on your site that says "book now" or a "book tickets" button. Help, please!

  29. Ann Wingerstrand responded on 13 September 2014 at 4:03pm Reply

    I will sadly miss Andrea Chenier as I will be in the US. Will it be transmitted in cinemas there? If so, how do I find out where (I'll be in Colorado, but am willing to travel!). Thanks, Ann

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 13 September 2014 at 8:40pm

      Hi Ann,

      If you go to http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema you'll be able to search for your nearest cinema on the right hand side of the page. Do check back regularly as new venues may be added closer to the screening.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  30. Lada Shara responded on 14 September 2014 at 7:24am Reply

    I'm absolutely crushed that screenings of the Royal Ballet have just been cancelled in Canada!

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 17 September 2014 at 11:31am

      Hi Lada,

      Screenings have been cancelled by one distributor, but keep an eye out as replacement Canadian screenings will be announced soon.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  31. J.Henry Schwartz responded on 18 September 2014 at 11:15pm Reply

    Question:

    Will this season's performances be transmitted to the United States?

    If yes, where can I find a schedule of dates, times, and theatres in Indianapolis, Indiana ?

  32. Dr Anthony Kemp responded on 29 September 2014 at 11:47am Reply

    Looking to buy tickets for Manon cinema encore 19 Oct. Please help.

  33. jan manessi responded on 29 September 2014 at 8:36pm Reply

    are any hd performances being transmitted to Greece this winter? We enjoyed them so much in Corfu last winter

  34. Vera Cara responded on 30 September 2014 at 2:23pm Reply

    And in Rome?! What happened? Is there any chance to see ROH Performances?
    Thank you
    Vera

  35. Stewart Buettner responded on 6 October 2014 at 3:30am Reply

    There appear to be no theaters showing I due Foscari in Oregon, or the entire USA this October. Any chance this will happen? Or be shown at a later date?

    Thanks

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 6 October 2014 at 11:54am

      Hi Stewart,

      We're likely to have US cinemas confirmed soon. Do keep an eye on http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema for confirmed venues.

      Thanks

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

    • Stewart Buettner responded on 15 October 2014 at 1:05am

      Two days until Manon is (supposedly) to be screened in USA. Any progress on which houses will be showing it, or later productions here?

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 16 October 2014 at 10:37am

      Hi Stewart,

      All ballets screening in the US are listed at http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema. Operas will be added very soon, apologies for the delay.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  36. Herman Rottinghuis responded on 8 October 2014 at 7:58pm Reply

    Hours listed for screen emissions UK and World are in GMT?

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 9 October 2014 at 12:13pm

      Hi Herman,

      Yes, all timings are in BST or GMT (whichever is applicable on that particular date)

      Thanks

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  37. Abbeygail Crichlow-Morrison responded on 15 October 2014 at 11:28pm Reply

    Hi there,

    Are the cinema viewings free? Or do we have to pay, and if so how much?
    Also must I book a ticket? Or is it on a first come first serve basis? Particularly, I was interested in watching the Manon viewing at the Odeon Cinema Barnet.
    Lastly, is this a live viewing with the dancers and the orchestra, or just the orchestra?

    Many Thanks

    Abbeygail C.M.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 16 October 2014 at 10:35am

      Hi Abbeygail,

      Cinema ticket prices are set by the venue, so do contact them to book. The screenings are popular so we'd recommend booking in advance.

      It's a live relay of all production elements (ie. both the dancers and orchestra are live).

      Hope you enjoy the show

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  38. Jayne Jackson responded on 16 October 2014 at 11:38am Reply

    So happy that you are coming to Gibraltar tonight.....!!! Thank you!!

  39. Clare responded on 17 October 2014 at 9:49am Reply

    Good Morning. Manon was wonderful last night, but sadly the cinema was nearly empty. Is there a reason that the Lisbon, Portugal screenings are not shown on your map ? Having previously checked your site I assumed that cinemas in Lisbon would not be showing the screening (as I'm sure did many others) and only found out last minute through a friend.
    Many Thanks

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 23 October 2014 at 12:10pm

      Hi Clare,

      We do regularly add new cinemas but often this may not be until quite close to the performance, dependent on the distributor. We'll check with the distributor to check why this relay didn't appear.

      Glad you enjoyed the performance.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  40. Sandra Divey responded on 17 October 2014 at 11:01am Reply

    Were there transmission problems last night for Manon? We were in the cinema in Selles sur Cher, in France, and there was no performance. All we got was blue screen with "HDMI no signal" They had to refund our tickets, everyone very disappointed. Was this Europe wide, France wide or just our local cinema? The manager said he tried ringing (I don't know who) for support but there was no answer. Thanks for a reply.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 17 October 2014 at 11:36am

      Hi Sandra,

      Apologies for this. We've been told by our technical team that this was due to circumstances beyond our control - specifically storms in France affecting the transmission. The cinema manager would have spoken to our technical team.

      I hope this doesn't deter you from future relays, which hopefully will be less affected by the weather.

      Thanks

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  41. Tanya Bottini responded on 17 October 2014 at 7:07pm Reply

    Manon was very beautiful last night. Too bad we didn't get to see all of it in Mass. We were watching the beginning scene and all of a sudden we were in the bedroom at the end of Act 1. We got to see all of the intermission though. The cinema was very pleasant and gave us free tickets. However, I think that your technical team needs to pay more attention. We lost 35 min of the perf. in the middle. That is not weather!

  42. Inge Scha responded on 17 October 2014 at 7:30pm Reply

    Thousand thanks for this greatful performance last night.
    It was a feast for the eyes. And congratulation to your incredible ballet.
    I look forward to the further performances.
    Yours sincerely
    Ingrid

  43. Clare responded on 21 October 2014 at 5:20pm Reply

    Hi

    I see that Cineplex (Canada) are no longer screening your performances :-( Please tell me there is another way for me to watch here in Canada.

    Thanks

    Clare

  44. Megan responded on 22 October 2014 at 1:41pm Reply

    I am a huge opera love, as well as a performer myself. I am trying to do a research project for completion of my MBA and I can not find any information about the history of Royal Opera House Live Cinema Seasons. I need to know things like when its started perhaps the costs, setbacks, audience demographic and attendance as well as expansion into the international market. The MET Simulcast in HD has an entire wikipedia page dedicated to this information but the only thing I can find when I search the ROH is current season schedules. Could you please advise me as to where I could find some or all of this information?
    Thank you,
    Megan

  45. Clare responded on 24 October 2014 at 8:57pm Reply

    Thanks Ellen, I can't find anything in Quebec :-( Will you be partnering with another cinema to screen the performances?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 25 October 2014 at 8:28pm

      Sorry to hear that Clare. I've asked the cinema team and will let you know what we hear back.

      Best

      Ellen

  46. Clare responded on 26 October 2014 at 9:19pm Reply

    Many thanks for that Ellen, very much appreciated :-) I hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind regards

    Clare

  47. Susan Bloor responded on 28 October 2014 at 8:06am Reply

    Can you explain what happened to the live feed from ROH last night 27 Oct? I due Foscari failed to transmit to Solihull cineworld and everyone was sent home disappointed. They told us the problem was at your end. How many centres were affected? Such a shame, transmissions from the Met work fine, but not London it seems. Please may we at least have an explanation? Thanks.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 28 October 2014 at 4:23pm

      Hi Susan,

      Sorry to hear the performance was cancelled. We believe the issue was at the cinema in question affecting the localized equipment, rather than an issue from our end. Our technical team are in contact with Solihull Cineworld to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

      I hope this doesn't deter you from attending future relays.

      Thanks

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

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