OPERA

The Royal Opera Cinema Encore Season

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & PAGLIACCI

Sunday 26 April
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life

in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

Turiddu Yonghoon Lee Santuzza Liudmyla Monastyrska Alfio Dimitri Platanias Lola Josè Maria Lo Monaco.

PAGLIACCI

Canio Roberto Alagna Tonio Dimitri Platanias Nedda Aleksandra Kurzak Silvio Bogdan Baciu Beppe Mikeldi Atxalandabaso.

Co-production with Opera Australia, La Monnaie, Brussels, and the Göteborg Opera.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.   Approximate running time: 3 hours.


 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra present

75th Anniversary Concert

Sunday 17 May

Pamoja Hall   7.30pm (A complementary glass of fizz served from 6.45pm)

Tickets £18, £17 concessions, £2 18 and under  & £9 (rows A & B)   Book Tickets

Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra celebrates 75 glorious years in this anniversary concert. It will feature Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto which was performed at the very first concert in May 1945. 

75 years has seen much change in the orchestra and it has grown considerably in number and stature. The orchestra now gives six concerts per year, appealing to a wide audience across the community. Made up of local musicians, and with Darrell Davison at the helm, this special concert celebrates the continuing success of the orchestra.

Schumann Manfred Overture, Beethoven Piano Concerto no 3 and Sibelius Symphony no 2

Conductor: Darrell Davison

Soloist: Christos Fountos

Leader: Catherine Smart


 

BALLET

The Royal Ballet Cinema Encore Screening

THE DANTE PROJECT (WORLD PREMIERE)

Sunday 31 May
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

A collaboration between Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès, Tacita Dean, Lucy Carter and Uzma Hameed.

Approximate running time: 3 hours.


 

OPERA

The Royal Opera Cinema Encore Screening

ELEKTRA (NEW PRODUCTION)

Sunday 21 June
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award- winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Elektra Nina Stemme Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak Klytämnestra Karita Mattila Orest Christof Fischesser Ägisth Joseph Kaiser.

Sung in German with English subtitles.   Approximate running time: 2 hours.


 

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