Eden Cinemas is proud to announce their new award winning Royal Opera House slate, meticulously curated, for the upcoming season. After last season’s excellent slate, the productions chosen to be screened this upcoming year will be equally if not more impressive.
This year’s programme offers a variety of the top ballets and operas which will be performed at The Royal Opera House throughout the year. The live cinema program will begin on 26th of September with Bellini’s operatic masterpiece Norma, featuring the world-renowned Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja. Among the opera highlights are the anticipated new productions of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Verdi’s Otello. The Royal Ballet’s slate is equally as impressive, with productions including The Sleeping Beauty to Petipa’s music, Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, and Balanchine’s breathtaking Jewels.
Eden Cinemas will be giving viewers the chance to win tickets to view one of these performances at the Royal Opera House. Upon purchasing a ticket for Eden Cinema’s Royal Opera House season, individuals will be automatically entered in a draw for the chance to win two tickets to a live show in London.
Broadcast live, directly from The Royal Opera House, viewers will experience all that live theatre has to offer. Audiences will get access to pre show and behind the scenes footage, some may agree that the experience is more exclusive than watching it in London. They will also learn how The Royal Opera House productions are staged and designed from the perspective of the directors, cast, crew and more!
Tickets are priced at €18 per adult and include a complimentary glass of wine and complimentary parking at the Eden Car Park. Tickets for children and youths aged 16 and under are €10. Encore shows are €15 (including free parking), allowing plenty more opportunities to view the world’s best performers in the top operas and ballets, from the comfort of Eden Cinemas.
Tickets are now on sale. Visit edencinemas.com.mt for more information and for tickets.
THE ROYAL OPERA SLATE:
NORMA – Bellini
Live: Monday 26th September 2016, 8.15pm
Encore: Sunday 2nd October 2016, 3pm
Antonion Pappano conducts a wonderful cast led by Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini’s operatic masterpiece, directed by Alex Olle of La Fura dels Baus.
COSI FAN TUTTE – Mozart
Live: Monday 17th October 2016, 7:30pm
Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast of young and up-and-coming talent including American soprano Corinne Winters in a new production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera on the nature of love.
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN – Offenbach
Live: Tuesday 15 November 2016, 7.15pm
Encore: Sunday 20th December 2016, 3pm
Vittorio Grigolo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role and lead an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina in Offenbach’s fantastical operatic drama The Tales of Hoffmann.
IL TROVATORE – Verdi
Live: Tuesday 31st January 2017, 8.15pm
The first revival of David Bosch’s new production of The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Roberto Alagna, Lianna Haroutounian and Dimitri Hvorostovsky.
MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Puccini
Live: Thursday 30th March 2017, 8.15pm
Encore: Sunday 2nd April 2017, 3pm
Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana Maria Martines in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.
OTELLO – Verdi
Live: Wednesday 28th June 2017, 8.15pm
Antonion Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera directed by Keith Warner, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde in the title role.
THE ROYAL BALLET SLATE:
ANASTASIA – Macmillan
Live: Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 8.15pm
Encore: Sunday 6th November 2016, 3pm
Kenneth MacMillan’s full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution.
THE NUTCRACKER - Wright
Live: Thursday 8th December 2016, 8.15pm
Encore: Sunday 11th December 2016, 3pm.
The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
WOOLF WORKS – McGregor
Live: Wednesday 8th February 2017, 8.15pm
The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf and starring Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi.
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY – Petipa – Ashton – Dowell – Wheeldon
Live: Tuesday 28th February 2017,8pm
Encore: Sunday 5th March 2017, 3pm
Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.
JEWELS – Balanchine
Live: Tuesday 11th April 2017, 8.15pm
Now celebrating its 50th year, George Balanchine’s sparking ballet still shines with all the brilliance of the gemstones that inspired it.
THE DREAM – SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS – MARGUERITE AND ARMAND – Ashton
Live: Wednesday 7th June 2017, 8.15pm
Encore: Sunday 11th June 2017, 3pm
Frederick Ashton’s delightful interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory.