Eden Cinemas is proud to announce their new Culture season schedule for 2015/16. An impressive selection of London’s Royal Opera House’s operas and ballets shall be broadcast live to 2,000 cinemas in more than 60 countries.
This year’s programme offers a variety of 6 ballets and 6 operas of different calibre and techniques. Among the opera highlights are brand new productions of Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Opera’s most enduring pair of operas Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci will also be featured, alongside favourite Royal Opera productions of Verdi’s La traviata and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Eden Culture ballet calendar is equally as impressive. The Royal Ballet presents the world premieres of two newly commissioned ballets; Liam Scarlett’s first full-length ballet Frankenstein, and Carlos Acosta’s production of Carmen. This will be performed as part of a quadruple bill of shorter works in November. These sit alongside established and much-loved Royal Ballet productions.
Eden Culture will also be presenting an encore show of the outstanding production of Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’, starring Malta’s favourite tenor Joseph Calleja as ‘Rodolfo’. This was filmed live at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in June 2015.
Showing exclusively in Eden Cinema’s showcase theatre, audiences will enjoy a unique and authentic theatrical experience. With behind-the-scene footage of every performance, and interaction with foreign audiences all around the world encouraged, Eden Cinemas ensures to make this experience even more memorable.
Ticket prices have been reduced to €18 per adult and include a complimentary glass of wine and complimentary parking at the Eden Leisure Car Park. Tickets for children and youths aged 16 and under are €10. Encore shows have also been introduced at €15 (including parking), allowing plenty more opportunities to view your favourite opera or ballet.
Eden Culture Season 2015/16 includes:
22 September 2015, 8.15pm
Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan/Prokofiev – The Royal Ballet)
A revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s poignant and timeless ballet set to Sergei Prokofiev’s score.
(Encore: 27 September 2015, 3.00pm)
5 October 2015, 7.45pm
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart – The Royal Opera)
A revival of David McVicar’s popular 2006 staging starring bass Erwin Schrott and Romanian soprano Anita Hartig, conducted by Ivor Bolton.
(Encore: 11 October 2015, 2.30pm)
30 October 2015, 8.30pm
‘La Bohème (Puccini; starring Joseph Calleja) – Filmed 10th June 2015
A revival and the company’s final performance of John Copley’s iconic production ‘La Bohème’. Starring Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja as the part of Rodolfo.
12 November 2015, 8.15pm
Viscera/Afternoon of a faun/Tchaikovsky pas de deux/Carmen (Scarlett; Robbins; Balanchine –The Royal Ballet)
A quadruple bill comprising Carlos Acosta’s brand new production of Carmen; Liam Scarlett’s abstract ballet Viscera, set to Lowell Liebermann’s dark and thrilling Piano Concerto; Jerome Robbins’s modern ballet Afternoon of a Faun, set to Debussy’s famous prelude; and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux set to Tchaikovsky’s rediscovered music from Swan Lake.
(Encore: 15 November 2015, 3.00pm)
10 December 2015, 8.15pm
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Mascagni/Leoncavallo – The Royal Opera)
Antonio Pappano conducts Damiano Michieletto’s new production of opera’s most enduring double bill starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Carmen Giannattasio, Aleksandrs Antonenko and Dimitri Platanias.
(Encore: 13 December 2015, 3.00pm)
16 December 2015, 8.15pm
The Nutcracker (Wright/Tchaikovsky – The Royal Ballet)
The Royal Ballet’s much-loved traditional production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet remains a perfect Christmas treat for the family.
(Encore: 27 December 2015, 3.00pm)
26 January 2016, 8.15pm
Rhapsody/Two Pigeons (Ashton/Rachmaninoff/Messager – The Royal Ballet)
A Frederick Ashton double bill; the witty Rhapsody, with music by Rachmaninoff, and the delicate yet comic The Two Pigeons, with music by Messager and a production including two live pigeons.
(Encore: 31 January 2016, 3.00pm)
4 February 2016, 7.45pm
La traviata (Verdi – The Royal Opera)
Richard Eyre’s traditional 1994 production of Verdi’s ever-popular opera, conducted by Yves Abel, and starring Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva and Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu.
(Encore: 07 February 2016, 3.00pm)
21 March 2016, 8.15pm
Boris Godunov (Musorgsky – The Royal Opera)
Donizetti’s tragic story of family feuding is presented in a new production by Katie Mitchell, starring Diana Damrau and Charles Castronovo and conducted by Daniel Oren.
(Encore: 27 March 2016, 3.00pm)
6 April 2016, 8.15pm
Giselle (Petipa/Adam – The Royal Ballet)
Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death.
(Encore: 10 April 2016, 3.00pm)
25 April 2015, 8.15pm
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti – The Royal Opera)
Bryn Terfel stars in a new production of Mussorgsky’s historical masterpiece, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
(Encore: 01 May 2016, 3.00pm)
18 May 2016, 8.15pm
Frankenstein (Scarlett/Libermann – The Royal Ballet)
The world premiere of a brand new ballet by Liam Scarlett. Set to a new score by Libermann, the ballet is based on Shelley’s classic gothic tale.
(Encore: 22 May 2016, 3.00pm)
27 June 2016, 8.00pm
Werther (Massenet – The Royal Opera)
Massenet’s opera about the doomed poet Werther stars Vittorio Grigolo and Joyce DiDonato (who sings the role of Charlotte for the first time in this staging). Antonio Pappano conducts.
(Encore: 03 July 2016, 3.00pm)