ARTS & ROH CINEMA SEASON 2022/23

ROH Encore Screening

Madame Butterfly

Sunday 2 October

Pamoja Hall     2.00pm
Tickets £18.50 | £17 Concession | £15 Subscriber | £10 Child/Student
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‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life. ’On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officerPinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.

With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the ‘Humming Chorus’, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from19th-century European images of Japan.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Cio-Cio-San: Maria Agresta, Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton: Joshua Guerrero, Sharpless: Carlos Álvarez, Suzuki: Christine Rice, Goro: Carlo Bosi


 

ROH Encore Screening

Mayerling

Sunday 9 October

Pamoja Hall     2.00pm
Tickets £18.50 | £17 Concession | £15 Subscriber | £10 Child/Student
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Inspired by dark and gripping real life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera. The oppressive glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court in the 1880s sets the scene for a suspenseful drama of psychological and political intrigue as Rudolf fixates on his mortality.Kenneth MacMillan’s 1978 balletremains a masterpiece of storytelling and this revival marks 30 years since the choreographer’s death. Expect to see The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest across potent ensemble scenes and some of the most daring and emotionally demanding pas de deux in the ballet repertory.

Crown Prince Rudolf: Ryoichi Hirano


 

ROH Encore Screening

Aida

Sunday 16 October

Pamoja Hall     2.00pm
Tickets £18.50 | £17 Concession | £15 Subscriber | £10 Child/Student
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Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonizing choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other.

In this new production, director Robert Carsen situates Verdi’s large-scale political drama within a contemporary world, framing its power struggles and toxic jealousies in the apparatus of a modern, totalitarian state. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s glorious, monumental score.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Aida: Elena Stikhina, Radames: Francesco Meli, Amneris: Agnieszka Rehlis, Amonasro: Ludovic Tézier, Ramfis: Soloman Howard, King of Egypt: In Sung Sim


 

ROH Encore Screening

La Boheme

Sunday 23 October

Pamoja Hall     2.00pm
Tickets £18.50 | £17 Concession | £15 Subscriber | £10 Child/Student
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Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while the couple’s friends Marcello and Musetta passionately row and make up, a force greater than love threatens Rodolfo and Mimì. Richard Jones’s production evokes the vivid contrasts of fin de siècle Paris, from Bohemian apartments to glittering arcades.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

 

Mimì: Ailyn Pérez, Rodolfo: Juan Diego Flórez, Marcello: Andrey Zhilikhovsky, Musetta: Danielle de Niese, Schaunard: Ross Ramgobin, Colline: Michael Mofidian


 

ROH Encore Screening

Royal Ballet: Diamond Celebration

Sunday 20 November

Pamoja Hall     2.00pm
Tickets £18.50 | £17 Concession | £15 Subscriber | £10 Child/Student
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The Royal Ballet’s dazzling Principals lead an evening not to be missed, their sparkling talents a perfect fit for a diamond anniversary. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognises the amazing support of all ROH Friends past and present.The showcase will demonstrate the breadth and diversity of The Royal Ballet’s repertory in classical, contemporary and heritage works.

It will also include world premieres of short ballets by choreographers Pam Tanowitz, Joseph Toonga and Valentino Zucchetti as well as The Royal Ballet’s first performance of For Fourby Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and a performance of George Balanchine’s Diamonds.


 

ROH Encore Screening

The Nutcracker

Sunday 11 December

Pamoja Hall     2.00pm
Tickets £18.50 | £17 Concession | £15 Subscriber | £10 Child/Student
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Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets.

Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular classical dancing.

The Sugar Plum Fairy: Fumi Kaneko, Her Prince: William Bracewell