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  • Royal Opera: Il Trovatore (Live)

    International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic.

    Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.

    New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi's exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.

    Starring:Vitaliy Bilyy, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian, Gregory Kunde
    Genres:Opera
    Running Time:180 mins
    Show Time:31st January 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
    Distributor:More2Screen
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  • NT Live: Amadeus (Live)

    Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

    Starring:Lucian Msamati
    Running Time:210 mins
    Show Time:2nd February 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
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  • Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake (Recorded)

    At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swanwoman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realises too late that Fate has another plan for him... A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi's corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest. Captured live on Jan 25, 2015

    Starring:Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile), Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried), Artemy Belyakov (the Evil Genius)
    Genres:Ballet
    Running Time:180 mins
    Show Time:5th February 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
  • Royal Ballet: Woolf Works (Live)

    The pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor's brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf's landmark novels – Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – with elements of her letters, essays and diaries. Acclaimed British composer Max Richter (Infra, Sum and Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons) creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.

    Starring:Alessandra Ferri, Sarah Lamb, Natalia Osipova, Akane Takeda, Beatriz Stix-Brunell
    Running Time:155 mins
    Show Time:8th February 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
    Distributor:More2Screen
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  • NT Live: Saint Joan (Live)

    Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.

    Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

    Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

    Starring:Gemma Arterton
    Running Time:240 mins
    Show Time:16th February 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
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  • Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Live)

    A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.

    First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.

    The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.

    The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.

    Starring:Marianela Núñez, Vadim Muntagirov
    Genres:Ballet
    Running Time:180 mins
    Show Time:28th February 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
    Distributor:More2Screen
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  • NT Live: Hedda Gabler (Live)

    “I’ve no talent for life.”

    Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

    Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

    Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

    Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

    Starring:Ruth Wilson
    Running Time:210 mins
    Show Time:9th March 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
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  • Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening (Live)

    For one evening, the Bolshoi presents an evening of modern dance under the direction of some of the most acclaimed contemporary choreographers in A Contemporary Evening, comprising Robbins’s The Cage, Lander’s Études and Ratmansky’s Russian seasons.

    Starring:The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
    Genres:Ballet
    Running Time:160 mins
    Show Time:19th March 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
  • Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly (Live)

    Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria 'Un bel dì' (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

    Starring:Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth Deshong
    Genres:Opera
    Running Time:165 mins
    Show Time:30th March 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
    Distributor:More2Screen
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  • NT Live: Twelfth Night (Live)

    Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

    A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

    The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

    Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

    Starring:Tamsin Greig, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan, Daniel Ezra
    Genres:theatre
    Running Time:210 mins
    Show Time:6th April 2017
    Certificate:LIVE 12A
  • Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero Of Our Time (Live)

    Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him... "Give me everything, it is still not enough." The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

    Starring:The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
    Genres:Ballet
    Running Time:165 mins
    Show Time:9th April 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
  • Royal Ballet: Jewels (Live)

    George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic.

    The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'Emeralds', while the fire of 'Rubies' comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York.

    Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in 'Diamonds'.

    Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

    Running Time:150 mins
    Show Time:11th April 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
    Distributor:More2Screen
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  • Royal Ballet: The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand (Live)

    This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck's brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.

    Genres:Ballet
    Show Time:7th June 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
    Distributor:More2Screen
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  • Royal Opera: Otello (Live)

    World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

    Starring:Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Ludovic Tézier
    Genres:Opera
    Running Time:165 mins
    Show Time:28th June 2017
    Certificate:LIVE
    Distributor:More2Screen
    Official Website ›

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