updated 9:58 AM EDT, May 21, 2018
  • Intimissimi on Ice’ has been charming the Arena Di Verona for seven consecutive years and for the first year ever it is gracing Eden Cinemas’ screens. Andrea Bocelli will star in this feature-length special event ice show where opera, pop music, figure skating and fashion combine for a breath-taking performance produced and filmed at the iconic Arena Di Verona in Italy.

    Shows at Eden Cinemas will be on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm and Sunday 26th November at 6pm.

    ‘Intimissimi on Ice’ combines the greatest international ice skating champions and opera and pop stars, for a night of pure Italian fashion and style. For the first time in the history of the show in the Arena, the main protagonists will be Olympic medallists from all over the world, such as Shizuka Arakawa, Stéphane Lambiel, Evgeni Plushenko, Meagan Duhamel with Eric Radford and Meryl Davis with Charlie White.

    Andrea Bocelli will perform live during their performances where his impeccable voice will act as a backdrop to their extravagant ice-skating and ensembles.

    Buy your tickets for a breathtaking show from www.edencinemas.com.mt or the Eden Cinemas Box Office.

  • The Royal Opera presents Georges Bizet’s Carmen – one of the most famous and popular operas ever written – live at Eden Cinemas on Tuesday 6 March at 7.45pm in a new production by Australian director Barrie Kosky, first seen at Oper Frankfurt in 2016. An Encore show will occur on Sunday 11th March at 3pm. 

    Barrie Kosky made his highly successful Royal Opera debut in 2016 when he directed Shostakovich’s The Nose – a surrealist satire that was greeted with delight.


    Combining passion, sensuality and violence, Carmen proved too shocking for the audience on its 1875 premiere and the opera was initially a critical failure. In spite of this, the popularity of such arias as the Habanera and the Toreador Song helped Carmen become one of the best loved operas, being performed more than 500 times at the Royal Opera House alone.


    The story charts the troubled relationship between the naive young soldier Don José and the fiercely independent gypsy girl Carmen, which when poisoned by jealousy, reaches a tragic conclusion. Kosky’s far-from-traditional staging gives this timeless story of passion and revenge a fresh perspective. This production draws on the theatre styles and conventions of opéra comique, operetta, revue and vaudeville that inspired Bizet when creating the work. It also incorporates music written by Bizet in the original score, which was then not included at the premiere and has not been heard since.


    Barrie Kosky’s Carmen is a theatrical showpiece that surprises and delights!
    Jakub Hruša conducts an international cast of singers including Russian mezzo-soprano Anna Goryachova as Carmen and Italian tenor Francesco Meli as Don José.


    Tickets are available at €18 for adults and €10 for children under 16. This includes a complimentary glass of wine, free parking at the Eden Leisure Car park and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.

    For those unable to attend the live show, an encore screening will be held on Sunday 8th October at 3pm. Tickets are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for children, including free parking and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.


    The event is sponsored by Vivian Corporation, Villa Sandi, Encore magazineThe Malta Arts Council and Waterbiscuit.


    The next opera production in the 2017/18 ROH Live Cinema Season is Verdi’s Macbeth on Wednesday 4 April.


    For tickets, visit the Eden Cinemas Box Office or www.edencinemas.com.mt

     

  • The Royal Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto – a work the composer himself called his ‘best opera’ – which will be screened live at Eden Cinemas Tuesday 16 January at 8.15pm.


    Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the 10 years following its premiere in 1851 and has become one of the most popular of all operas. Featuring many musical highlights, the opera includes the well-known arias ‘Questa o quella’ and ‘La donna è mobile’ (both made popular by tenor Luciano Pavarotti, among others) and the much-loved Act III quartet ‘Bella figlia dell’amore’, which was recently heard in the 2012 British comedy-drama film Quartet.


    The opera’s story follows Rigoletto, the hunchbacked court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, who is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s latest conquests for his mocking laughter. When the Duke turns his attention to Rigoletto’s own daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect, and the jester must plot to protect her from the Duke’s immoral intent.


    Directed by David McVicar, the production highlights the cruelty at the heart of Verdi’s tragic opera. Featuring dark, Renaissance-inspired set and costume designs, the staging creates the shocking and insidious world within which this gripping tale unfolds.


    Alexander Joel conducts a cast led by Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias in the title role and featuring American tenor Michael Fabiano as the Duke of Mantua, alongside English soprano Lucy Crowe as Gilda.


    Tickets are available at €18 for adults and €10 for children under 16. This includes a complimentary glass of wine, free parking at the Eden Leisure Car park and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.

    For those unable to attend the live show, an encore screening will be held on Sunday 21st January at 3pm. Tickets are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for children, including free parking and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.


    The event is sponsored by Vivian Corporation, Villa Sandi, Encore magazine, The Malta Arts Council and Waterbiscuit.
    The next opera production in the 2017/18 ROH Live Cinema Season is Puccini’s Tosca on Wednesday 7th February, featuring Joseph Calleja.


    Tickets may be purchased from the Eden Cinemas box office or online at www.edencinemas.com.mt

  • The Royal Opera presents Macbeth – Verdi’s opera on Shakespeare’s tragedy, which will be screened live at Eden CinemasWednesday 4th April at 8.15pm, followed by an encore on Sunday 8th April at 3pm.

    Verdi considered Macbeth to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’, and with his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

    The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.


    Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.


    Tickets are available at €18 for adults and €10 for children under 16. This includes a complimentary glass of wine, free parking at the Eden Leisure Car park and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.

    For those unable to attend the live show, an encore screening will be held on Sunday 8th April at 3pm. Tickets are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for children, including free parking and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.


    The event is sponsored by Vivian Corporation, Villa Sandi, Encore magazineThe Malta Arts Council and Waterbiscuit.


    The next opera production in the 2017/18 ROH Live Cinema Season is Manon on Thursday 3rd May.


    Tickets may be purchased from the Eden Cinemas box office or online at www.edencinemas.com.mt

  • Experience The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s classic thriller Tosca, featuring Joseph Calleja, live at Eden Cinemas on Wednesday 7 February at 8.15pm, followed by an encore on Sunday 11th February at 3pm.

    One of the all-time great operas, Tosca combines drama, passion and glorious music. Instantly recognisable music from Tosca has been used countless times in film and television, most memorably as the soundtrack to an action scene in James Bond thriller Quantum of Solace.

    Set in Rome, the story follows painter Mario Cavaradossi who is captured and sentenced to death by Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. Mario’s life can be saved and his freedom granted providing, his lover, Tosca, gives herself to Scarpia.

    This production is conducted by Dan Ettinger and stars the Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca. Local superstar tenor Joseph Calleja sings the role of Cavaradossi, alongside Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley, singing the role of Scarpia.

    Tickets for the live show include a complimentary glass of wine, nibbles, free parking at the Eden Leisure Car park and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit. Ticker for the encore screening include free parking and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.

    The event is sponsored by Vivian CorporationVilla SandiEncore magazineThe Malta Arts Council and Waterbiscuit.