Royal Opera House – Cinema Season 2024/25

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Cinema Season Title: ROYAL BALLET AND OPERA CINEMA SEASON 2024/25

Royal Ballet and Opera abbreviation: RB&O

 

The Royal Opera

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Tuesday 10 September 2024, 18:30 BST

ENCORE: Sunday 15 September 2024, 14:00 BST

Running time: 240 minutes, One interval

Sung in Italian with subtitles

 

The Royal Ballet

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND       

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Tuesday 15 October 2024, 19:15 BST 

ENCORE: Sunday 20 October 2024, 14:00 BST

Running time: 205 minutes, Two intervals

 

The Royal Ballet

CINDERELLA

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Tuesday 10 December 2024, 19:15 GMT 

ENCORE: Sunday 15 December 2024, 14.00 GMT

Running time: 195 minutes, Two intervals

 

The Royal Ballet

THE NUTCRACKER

[Revival]

[Captured live December 2023]

 

RELEASED ON DCP: From 17 December 2024

ENCORE WINDOW: Bookings until 14 January 2025

Running time: 165 minutes, One interval

 

The Royal Opera

THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

[New Production]

[Captured live November 2024]

 

AS LIVE: Wednesday 15 January 2025, 18:45 GMT

ENCORE: Sunday 19 January 2025, 14:00 GMT

Running time: 245 minutes, Two intervals

Sung in French with subtitles

 

The Royal Ballet

SWAN LAKE

[Revival]

[Captured live April 2024]

 

AS LIVE: Thursday 27 February 2025, 19:15 GMT

ENCORE: Sunday 2 March 2025, 14:00 GMT

Running time 210 minutes, Two intervals

 

The Royal Ballet

ROMEO AND JULIET

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Thursday 20 March 2025, 19:15 GMT

ENCORE: Sunday 23 March 2025, 14:00 GMT

Running time 210 minutes, Two intervals

 

The Royal Opera

TURANDOT

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Tuesday 1 April 2025, 19:15 BST

ENCORE: Sunday 6 April 2025, 14:00 BST

Running time: 205 minutes, Two intervals

Sung in Italian with subtitles

 

The Royal Opera

DIE WALKÜRE

[New Production]

 

LIVE: Wednesday 14 May 2025, 17:00 BST

ENCORE: Sunday 18 May 2025, 14:00 BST

Running time 365 minutes (TBC)

Sung in German with subtitles

 

The Royal Ballet

BALLET TO BROADWAY: WHEELDON WORKS

[Mixed Programme; 1 Revival, 3 New Productions]

 

LIVE: Thursday 22 May 2025, 19:15 BST

ENCORE: Sunday 25 May 2025, 14:00 BST

Running time 180 minutes

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Royal Ballet and Opera announces

2024/25 Cinema Season

10 productions screened in 1,500 cinemas across the globe, bringing The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera to 50 countries

Beloved classics including Cinderella, The Nutcracker and The Marriage of Figaro

New opera productions: The Tales of Hoffmann and Die Walküre

Cinema tickets on sale from June 11 at www.pannonia-entertainment.hu, www.pannonia-entertainment.eu, www.pannonia-entertainment.pl

www.pannonia-entertainment.ro

 

The Royal Ballet and Opera announces its 2024/25 Cinema Season, bringing the thrill of world-class theatre to cinema screens right around the globe.

With 10 productions across both Companies, the programme includes beloved classics such as Cinderella, The Nutcracker and The Marriage of Figaro as well as two new opera productions: The Tales of Hoffmann and Die Walküre.

Offering audiences a view from the best seat in the house, the programme shares the joy of live performance, and the beauty of world-class art with cinemagoers in more than 1,500 cinemas and 50 countries around the world.

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The Royal Opera

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Tuesday 10 September 2024, 18:30 BST

ENCORE: Sunday 15 September 2024, 14:00 BST

Running time: 240 minutes, One interval

Sung in Italian with subtitles

 

Cast:

 

FIGARO Luca Micheletti

SUSANNA Ying Fang

COUNT ALMAVIVA Huw Montague Rendall

COUNTESS ALMAVIVA Jacquelyn Stucker

CHERUBINO Ginger Costa-Jackson

BARTOLO Peter Kálmán

MARCELLINA Rebecca Evans

DON BASILIO Adrian Thompson

ANTONIO Jeremy White

DON CURZIO Alasdair Elliott

BARBARINA Isabela Díaz

ORCHESTRA Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

CONCERT MASTER Vasko Vassilev

CHORUS DIRECTOR William Spaulding

CHORUS Royal Opera Chorus

 

Creatives:

 

DIRECTOR David McVicar

CONDUCTOR Julia Jones

MUSIC Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

LIBRETTO Lorenzo da Ponte

DESIGNER Tanya McCallin

LIGHTING DESIGNER Paule Constable

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Leah Hausman

 

Short Summary:

 

It’s Figaro’s wedding, and you’re invited to join the Almaviva household for an uproarious day of revelation and scandal. Mozart’s comic opera is packed with plot twists, forbidden desires and unforgettable melodies, combining laugh-out-loud comedy with moments of breathtaking beauty.

 

Long Summary:

 

Count Almaviva lives with his Countess on their estate near Seville. The Count has his eye on his wife’s maid Susanna, who is about to marry the Count’s servant, Figaro. Much to Figaro’s dismay, the Count plans to seduce Susanna on the night of the wedding. Meanwhile, Cherubino, the Count’s young page, has a crush on the Countess, but has just been dismissed after being discovered with Barbarina, the gardener Antonio’s daughter. 

 

Figaro decides he must foil the Count’s attempt to seduce his wife-to-be and enlists the help of the Countess, Susanna and Cherubino – the latter disguising himself as a woman. A series of mistaken identities, misunderstandings and thwarted plans ensue, with all members of the household participating as each tries to get what – and who – they want.

 

 

The Royal Ballet

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND       

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Tuesday 15 October 2024, 19:15 BST 

ENCORE: Sunday 20 October 2024, 14:00 BST

Running time: 205 minutes, Two intervals

 

Cast:

 

To be confirmed

 

Creatives:

 

CHOREOGRAPHY Christopher Wheeldon

CONDUCTOR Koen Kessels

MUSIC Joby Talbot

ORCHESTRATION Christopher Austin and Joby Talbot

DESIGNER Bob Crowley

SCENARIO Nicholas Wright

LIGHTING DESIGNER Natasha Katz

PROJECTION DESIGNERS Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington

ORIGINAL SOUND DESIGNER Andrew Bruce

 

Short Summary:

 

Tumble down the rabbit hole in this ballet adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s famous family story. Journey through Wonderland with Alice and encounter a host of curious characters in Christopher Wheeldon’s unique theatrical interpretation.

 

Long Summary:

 

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole, events become curiouser and curiouser…As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?

 

 

The Royal Ballet

CINDERELLA

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Tuesday 10 December 2024, 19:15 GMT 

ENCORE: Sunday 15 December 2024, 14.00 GMT

Running time: 195 minutes, Two intervals

 

Cast:

 

To be confirmed

 

Creatives:

 

CHOREOGRAPHY Frederick Ashton

MUSIC Sergey Prokofiev

SET DESIGNER Tom Pye

COSTUME DESIGNER Alexandra Byrne

LIGHTING DESIGNER David Finn

VIDEO DESIGNER Finn Ross

ILLUSIONS Chris Fisher

CONDUCTOR Jonathan Lo

 

Short Summary:

 

This Christmas, be transported into an ethereal world where a sprinkling of fairy dust makes dreams come true. This enchanting ballet by The Royal Ballet’s Founding Choreographer Frederick Ashton is a theatrical experience for all the family.

 

Long Summary:

 

Stuck at home and put to work by her spoiled Step-Sisters, Cinderella’s life is dreary and dull. Everything changes when she helps a mysterious woman out…With a little bit of magic, she is transported into an ethereal new world – one where fairies bring the gifts of the seasons, where pumpkins turn into carriages, and where true love awaits.

 

 

The Royal Ballet

THE NUTCRACKER

[Revival]

[Captured live December 2023]

 

RELEASED ON DCP: From 17 December 2024

ENCORE WINDOW: Bookings until 14 January 2025

Running time: 165 minutes, One interval

 

Cast:

 

THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Anna Rose O’Sullivan

THE PRINCE Marcelino Sambé

HERR DROSSELMEYER Thomas Whitehead

CLARA Sophie Allnatt

HANS-PETER/THE NUTCRACKER Leo Dixon

 

Creatives:

 

CHOREOGRAPHY Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

MUSIC Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

SCENARIO Marius Petipa after E.T.A. Hoffmann

PRODUCTION AND SCENARIO Peter Wright

DESIGNER Julia Trevelyan Oman

LIGHTING DESIGNER Mark Henderson

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT Roland John Wiley


Short Summary:

 

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family. Julia Trevelyan Oman’s period designs bring festive charm to Peter Wright’s beloved Royal Ballet production, as fairytale magic comes together with spectacular dancing in this unforgettable classic ballet.

 

Long Summary:

 

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 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 dancing.

 

 

The Royal Opera

THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

[New Production]

[Captured live November 2024]

 

AS LIVE: Wednesday 15 January 2025, 18:45 GMT

ENCORE: Sunday 19 January 2025, 14:00 GMT

Running time: 245 minutes, Two intervals

Sung in French with subtitles

 

Cast:

 

HOFFMANN Juan Diego Flórez

LINDORF/COPPÉLIUS/DR MIRACLE/DAPERTUTTO Alex Esposito

OLYMPIA Olga Pudova

ANTONIA Ermonela Jaho

GIULIETTA Marina Costa-Jackson

NICKLAUSSE Julie Boulianne

ANDRÈS/COCHENILLE/FRANTZ/PITICHINACCIO Christophe Mortagne

SPALANZANI Vincent Ordonneau

CRESPEL Alastair Miles

MUSE OF POETRY/SPIRIT OF ANTONIA’S MOTHER Christine Rice

LUTHER Jeremy White

HERMANN/SCHLEMIL Grisha Martirosyan

NATHANAEL Ryan Vaughan Davies

ORCHESTRA Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

CONCERT MASTER Sergey Levitin

CHORUS DIRECTOR William Spaulding

CHORUS Royal Opera Chorus

 

Creatives:

 

DIRECTOR Damiano Michieletto

CONDUCTOR Antonello Manacorda

MUSIC Jacques Offenbach

LIBRETTO Jules Barbier

SET DESIGNER Paolo Fantin

COSTUME DESIGNER Carla Teti

LIGHTING DESIGNER Alessandro Carletti

CHOREOGRAPHER Chiara Vecchi

 

Short Summary:

 

Four women: four curious love stories. Juan Diego Flórez leads a fantastic cast in Offenbach’s dream-like opera.

 

Long Summary:

 

Through the haze of the years, a poet remembers the women he loved. But when it comes to matters of the heart, nothing is as it seems. Particularly when the devil himself is involved… 

 

Journeying back to his school days, Hoffmann relives his childhood romance with Olympia, a model student in every sense. Doomed love follows him into adulthood, where the dancer, Antonia, is taken from him too soon. Meanwhile, the sensual courtesan Giulietta has her own secret agenda. As memory and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred, will Hoffmann find the enigmatic Stella before it is too late?

 

 

The Royal Ballet

SWAN LAKE

[Revival]

[Captured live April 2024]

 

AS LIVE: Thursday 27 February 2025, 19:15 GMT

ENCORE: Sunday 2 March 2025, 14:00 GMT

Running time 210 minutes, Two intervals

 

Cast:

 

ODETTE/ ODILE Yasmine Naghdi

PRINCE SIEGFRIED Matthew Ball

VON ROTHBART Thomas Whitehead

THE QUEEN Christina Arestis

BENNO Joonhyuk Jun

PRINCE SIEGFRIED’S YOUNGER SISTERS Leticia Dias, Annette Buvoli

 

Creatives:

 

CHOREOGRAPHY Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton

MUSIC Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

PRODUCTION Liam Scarlett

DESIGNER John Macfarlane

LIGHTING DESIGNER David Finn

STAGING Gary Avis, Laura Morera, and Samantha Raine

ARTISTIC SUPERVISOR Laura Morera

 

Short Summary:

 

Classical ballet’s most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness. Bringing together Tchaikovsky’s sensational score with the incredible imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane, Swan Lake on the big screen will be an exceptional way to experience this ultimate ballet classic.

 

Long Summary:

 

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, tricks the Prince into declaring his love for the identical Odile and thus breaking his vow to Odette. Doomed to remain a swan forever, Odette has but one way to break the sorcerer’s spell.

 

 

The Royal Ballet

ROMEO AND JULIET

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Thursday 20 March 2025, 19:15 GMT

ENCORE: Sunday 23 March 2025, 14:00 GMT

Running time 210 minutes, Two intervals

 

Cast:

 

To be confirmed

 

Creatives:

 

CHOREOGRAPHY Kenneth MacMillan

MUSIC Sergey Prokofiev

DESIGNER Nicholas Georgiadis

LIGHTING DESIGNER John B. Read

 

Short Summary:

 

The greatest love story ever told – through ballet. An ancient family feud casts a long shadow over the town of Verona. In this hothouse of tension, brawls are quick to break out and both sides get caught in the crossfire.

 

Long Summary:

 

The Capulets and Montagues are sworn enemies. Yet it is love at first sight for Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet when they meet each other at the Capulet ball, into which Romeo has snuck. The two fall in love and they profess their devotion to each other at Juliet’s balcony. They secretly get married. The stakes are raised for the young couple when Romeo avenges the death of his friend Mercutio who has been killed by Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. For this, Romeo is exiled from Verona. Meanwhile, Juliet’s parents are forcing her to marry another suitor. In order to be together, Romeo and Juliet must risk it all.

 

 

The Royal Opera

TURANDOT

[Revival]

 

LIVE: Tuesday 1 April 2025, 19:15 BST

ENCORE: Sunday 6 April 2025, 14:00 BST

Running time: 205 minutes, Two intervals

Sung in Italian with subtitles

 

Cast:

 

PRINCESS TURANDOT Sondra Radvanovsky

CALAF SeokJong Baek

LIÙ Gemma Summerfield

TIMUR Adam Palka

PING Hansung Yoo

PANG Aled Hall

PONG Michael Gibson

EMPEROR ALTOUM Paul Hopwood

MANDARIN Ossian Huskinson

ORCHESTRA Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

CONCERT MASTER Sergey Levitin

CHORUS DIRECTOR William Spaulding

CHORUS Royal Opera Chorus

 

Creatives:

 

DIRECTOR Andrei Șerban

CONDUCTOR Rafael Payare

LIBRETTO Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni

MUSIC Giacomo Puccini

DESIGNER Sally Jacobs

LIGHTING DESIGNER F. Mitchell Dana

CHOREOGRAPHER Kate Flatt

CHOREOLOGIST Tatiana Novaes Coelho

 

Short Summary:

 

Puccini’s captivating opera of a cold-hearted princess and her mysterious suitor. Featuring the ever-popular ‘Nessun dorma’, this opera of love and revenge is brought to life in a dazzling production.

 

Long Summary:

 

The beautiful but icy Princess Turandot will only marry a man who can correctly answer three riddles. Those who fail are brutally beheaded. But when an unknown prince arrives, the balance of power in Turandot’s court is forever shaken, as the mysterious stranger does what no other has been able to.

 

 

The Royal Opera

DIE WALKÜRE

[New Production]

 

LIVE: Wednesday 14 May 2025, 17:00 BST

ENCORE: Sunday 18 May 2025, 14:00 BST

Running time 365 minutes (TBC)

Sung in German with subtitles

 

Cast:

 

WOTAN Christopher Maltman

BRÜNNHILDE Elisabet Strid

SIEGLINDE Lise Davidsen

SIEGMUND Stanislas de Barbeyrac

HUNDING Soloman Howard

FRICKA Marina Prudenskaya

HELMWIGE Maida Hundeling

ORTLINDE Katie Lowe

GERHILDE Lee Bisset

WALTRAUTE Claire Barnett-Jones

SIEGRUNE Catherine Carby

ROSSWEISSE Alison Kettlewell

GRIMGERDE Monika-Evelin Liiv

SCHWERTLEITE Rhonda Browne

 

Creatives:

 

DIRECTOR Barrie Kosky

CONDUCTOR Antonio Pappano

MUSIC Richard Wagner

LIBRETTO Richard Wagner

SET DESIGNER Rufus Didwiszus

COSTUME DESIGNER Victoria Behr

LIGHTING DESIGNER Alessandro Carletti

 

Short Summary:

 

Gods and mortals battle in the second chapter of Wagner’s Ring cycle. Conductor Antonio Pappano and director Barrie Kosky reunite to continue the mythical adventure that began with Das Rheingold in 2023.

 

Long Summary:

 

On a stormy night, fate brings two strangers together, unleashing a love with the power to end worlds. Meanwhile, in the realm of the gods, an epic battle ensues between their ruler Wotan and his rebellious daughter, Brünnhilde.

 

 

The Royal Ballet

BALLET TO BROADWAY: WHEELDON WORKS

[Mixed Programme; 1 Revival, 3 New Productions]

 

LIVE: Thursday 22 May 2025, 19:15 BST

ENCORE: Sunday 25 May 2025, 14:00 BST

Running time 180 minutes

 

Cast:

 

To be confirmed

 

Creatives:

 

CHOREOGRAPHY Christopher Wheeldon

CONDUCTOR Koen Kessels

ORCHESTRA Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

MUSIC:

Joby Talbot

Joni Mitchell

Keaton Henson

George Gershwhin

 

Short Summary:

 

Sensuous contemporary ballet meets the energy of musical theatre in four distinctive short works. Fool’s Paradise, The Two of Us, Us, An American in Paris: four works showing the remarkable choreographic range of The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Associate, Christopher Wheeldon.

 

Long Summary:

 

FOOL’S PARADISE

Luminescent and shimmering, Fool’s Paradise marked the first of Wheeldon’s many collaborations with composer Joby Talbot. It was created in 2007 for Wheeldon’s own company, Morphoses, and first performed in 2012 by The Royal Ballet.

 

THE TWO OF US

The wistful songs of Joni Mitchell set the scene for the UK premiere of The Two of Us, a duet of deep intimacy and yearning. It was created in 2020 for the Fall for Dance Festival in New York, and had American ballet dancers Sarah Mearns and David Hallberg in its original cast.

 

US (DUET)

Us is a tender duet danced by two men. It was created in 2017 for BalletBoyz and is set to Keaten Henson’s music.

 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (BALLET) 

The Royal Ballet celebrates Wheeldon’s extraordinary success in musical theatre by performing the ballet scene from his Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris. Set to Gershwin’s jazzy melodies, the musical is inspired by the 1951 film of the same name starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. The musical went on to win four Tony awards.  The full musical depicts a blossoming romance between the American G.I. Jerry Mulligan and a French ballerina, Lise Dassin. The ballet excerpt was Wheeldon’s take on one of the most memorable scenes from the film – an extended sequence in which the two central characters dance through Paris.