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Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2017/18

Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

5 April 2017 at 9.51am | 26 Comments

During the 2017/18 Season, 12 productions — six from The Royal Opera and six from The Royal Ballet — will be relayed live from Covent Garden to cinemas around the world. The programme features a mixture of new productions and classic works.

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Die Zauberflöte – 20 September 2017
The Royal Opera

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Director: David McVicar
Conducted by Julia Jones and starring Roderick Williams, Siobhan Stagg and Mauro Peter

 

La bohème – 3 October 2017 NEW PRODUCTION
The Royal Opera

Giacomo Puccini
Director: Richard Jones
Conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – 23 October 2017
The Royal Ballet

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Casting TBC

 

The Nutcracker – 5 December 2017
The Royal Ballet

Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Casting TBC

 

Rigoletto 16 January 2018
The Royal Opera

Giuseppe Verdi
Director: David McVicar
Conducted by Alexander Joel and starring Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano

 

Tosca 7 February 2018
The Royal Opera

Giacomo Puccini
Director: Jonathan Kent
Conducted by Dan Ettinger and starring Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley

 

The Winter's Tale – 28 February 2018
The Royal Ballet

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Casting TBC

 

Carmen – 6 March 2018 NEW PRODUCTION
The Royal Opera

Georges Bizet
Director: Barrie Kosky
Conducted by Jakub Hrůša and starring Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli and Anett Fritsch

NEW Wayne McGregor / The Age of Anxiety / NEW Christopher Wheeldon 27 March 2018 2x WORLD PREMIERES
The Royal Ballet

Choreography: Wayne McGregor / Liam Scarlett / Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Casting TBC

 

Macbeth  4 April 2018
The Royal Opera

Giuseppe Verdi
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

 

Manon – 3 May 2018
The Royal Ballet

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Casting TBC

 

Swan Lake – 12 June 2018 NEW PRODUCTION
The Royal Ballet

Choreography: Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Casting TBC

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

5 April 2017 at 9.51am

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged cinema, season announcement, The Royal Opera

This article has 26 comments

  1. Derek Bacon responded on 5 April 2017 at 3:46pm Reply

    This cinema season doesn't give me exactly what I would choose from the full opera programme but to state the obvious, it is a fantastic treat for us. Just look back a few years and compare the void of then with what we are now offered by ROH. I am VERY grateful.

  2. Muriel Hamilton responded on 5 April 2017 at 4:50pm Reply

    Looking forward to your programme for 1917/18
    Enjoyed last week's performance of Madam Butterfly. Excellent!

  3. Karen responded on 5 April 2017 at 6:11pm Reply

    I feel like Goryachova is going to be soooo great as Carmen. Can't wait to see that.

  4. Missy responded on 5 April 2017 at 10:10pm Reply

    Yeah this might be a tad early, but any clue on who the casts are for the Ballet relays or is that something that'll be announced later?

  5. Martin Parker responded on 5 April 2017 at 11:15pm Reply

    Cinema Season - a good balance, but the omission of any of the Macmillan Celebration performances reflecting the valuable contribution of several national companies is surely a tragic missed opportunity?

  6. Julimel responded on 6 April 2017 at 2:20am Reply

    How do you choose what's going to be broadcast in the movies? I wish Sylvia was on the list...

  7. Ana responded on 6 April 2017 at 10:47pm Reply

    Great choice, though I too would have wished to see Sylvia instead of Alice maybe (although Alice is a wonderful ballet to present the whole company). Love that the Nutcracker is on the list again, last year's performance was spectacular!

  8. Jonny Walker responded on 9 April 2017 at 5:06pm Reply

    Please broadcast Semiramide!

  9. Gary Hawkins responded on 11 April 2017 at 3:47pm Reply

    Any chance of Lohengrin coming to cinemas in the UK?

    • Asher Korner (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 11 April 2017 at 4:20pm

      Dear Gary,

      Thanks for your question,

      We would love to be able to broadcast all the productions, but unfortunately, Lohengrin won't be relayed in cinemas during the 2017/18 Season.

      Very sorry, and all the best,

      Asher Korner
      Interim Assistant Content Producer

  10. Louise Smedley-Hampson responded on 12 April 2017 at 8:35am Reply

    Disappointing repertoire choices for next season. I would only be interested in Nutcracker, Manon and Swan Lake. I thought Sylvia was mentioned by Kevin O Hare last night?

  11. Elena responded on 13 April 2017 at 8:05am Reply

    Great to see Winter's Tale on the list - what a fabulous ballet! I just hope the casting on the live relays will be a bit different though, of course all of the royal ballet dancers are beautiful but the principal casting in the last three filmings of this season had many repetitions. Would have loved to see Cuthbertson in another ballet!

    • Django responded on 24 May 2017 at 2:44am

      I agree! So many of the ballets broadcasted Nela in the principal casting! At least Lauren has been cast for Alice during the cinema relay next year. If she is cast as Manon or as Odette/Odile, that would be fabulous!

  12. Pauline Hunter responded on 14 April 2017 at 11:47am Reply

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Jewels ballet and to be able to see the Royal Ballet at my local cinema is a great treat. Can't wait for the next one.

  13. Jacky responded on 17 April 2017 at 1:33pm Reply

    Could I put in a request for Semiramide to be broadcast in HD, please?

    • Asher Korner (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 18 April 2017 at 10:21am

      Dear Jacky,

      Thanks for your comment, it's great to hear you're interested in our cinema broadcasts! Unfortunately, this year's production of Semiramide is not scheduled for broadcast. We would love to be able to broadcast all of our productions to the world, but at this stage we are unable to. I hope you will consider seeing another of our productions at the cinema - you can find out which productions will be broadcast by following this link: http://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas

      Please let me know if you have any other questions,

      All the best,

      Asher Korner
      Interim Assistant Content Producer

  14. Andrea responded on 17 April 2017 at 4:31pm Reply

    Looking forward to this. Never saw Age of Anxiety the first time round, I'll definitely watch it this time. This is a good, varied programme.

  15. Norma Rothwell responded on 21 April 2017 at 4:37pm Reply

    Hello
    I have made a note in my diary for all the ballet transmissions and a few of the opera too.
    BUT only the new Wheeldon ballet has not been live on screen before. The Nutcracker is a tradition and Swan Lake is always welcome, but what about other options. I agree Sylvia would be great and a mixed bill or two would suit me. Sylphides maybe and full length La Sylphide. Coppelia would be good for families. How about Onegin, La Babyadere too?

  16. Susan Crane responded on 23 April 2017 at 10:06pm Reply

    I notice that the summer season production of Turandot is being filmed on 16 July. When will it be screened? I can't see it listed on your live or recorded production screenings this year. Thanks, Susan

    • Asher Korner (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 25 April 2017 at 10:23am

      Dear Susan,

      Thanks for your comment,

      Rather than being relayed to cinemas, Turandot is being filmed for the BP Big Screens on Friday 14 July at 7.30pm. Here's a link to our BP Big Screens page, where you can find out where to watch the screening: http://www.roh.org.uk/about/bp-big-screens/whats-on

      I hope this helps,

      All the best,

      Asher Korner

  17. Marji responded on 26 April 2017 at 10:34pm Reply

    Like Jacky, I would have loved to see Semiramide. Is there any possibility it might be filmed for future DVD release?
    Thank you.

    • Asher Korner (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 27 April 2017 at 4:02pm

      Dear Marji,

      Thanks for your comment,

      Unfortunately, the 2017 production of Semiramide won't be filmed. We aim to film as many of our productions as possible, but are unable to capture all of them due to various financial and legal constraints.

      Do check our cinemas page for details of the performances that will be screened: http://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas

      Hope this helps,

      Asher Korner

  18. Joan Hance responded on 29 April 2017 at 4:33pm Reply

    Will there be a DVD OF THE rOYAL bALLET jEWELS?

  19. Jill Osborn responded on 3 May 2017 at 12:29am Reply

    Are there going to be Encore screenings of some of the Royal Ballet productions as last year? As someone who works during weekday evenings I really appreciated the Encore Sunday screenings at a variety of venues.

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 3 May 2017 at 10:07am

      Hi Jill,

      Yes, our Encore screenings will be continuing next Season, with cinemas announcing dates throughout the coming months.

      Thanks,

      Chris

  20. Lenore responded on 9 June 2017 at 4:35pm Reply

    Not a very diverse cinema schedule. We've had Alice and Winter's tale in the past few years. It would be nice for those of us not in the UK to see the dancers spread their talents more and dance something else. I am looking forward to seeing the promotions list for the season.

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