Palace Opera & Ballet Presents: The Royal Opera House, La Scala & Opera National De Paris 2016/17 Season

Palace Opera & Ballet Presents: The Royal Opera House, La Scala & Opera National De Paris 2016/17 Season




World class opera & ballet returns to Hobart – direct from Europe’s finest stages!

This year, exclusively at State Cinema, are 17 new-season productions screening within weeks of their Royal Opera House, La Scala and Opéra National de Paris performances.

Highlights include a brand new production of Cosi Fan Tuti from the Royal Opera, Diana Damrau and Carlos Àlvarez in the Marriage of Figgaro and classics from the Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty just to name a few.

Advance tickets now on sale at the cinema box office in person or click the session times below for online sales.

Exclusive Tasmanian screenings at State Cinema.


Ticketing Information

Adult: $24
Concession: $21
Senior: $18
Child: $15

Multi-session passes available at our box office: 8-Session Pass: $120.00

Multi-session passes are for separate, pre-selected sessions for one person. All tickets must be chosen in advance to different productions at the time of purchase. Multi-session passes are only available at the box office in person.

Royal Opera: OTELLO (Verdi)

  • Cast
  • Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Ludovic Tézier
  • Director
  • Director Keith Warner
  • Synopsis
  • New Production! Superstar 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, 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. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano will conduct what is one of the most anticipated stagings of the season.
  • Classification
  • CTC, 165 mins
  • Genre
  • Ballet, Opera
  • Running Time
  • 165 minutes

Opéra de Paris: LA CENERENTOLA

  • Cast
  • Juan José De León, Alessio Arduini, Chiara Skerath, Teresa Ievolino
  • Director
  • Guillaume Gallienne
  • Synopsis
  • New Production! César Award-winning filmmaker Guillaume Gallienne (Me, Myself and Mum) of the Comédie-Française makes his directing debut with Rossini’s famous comic opera, inspired by Perrault's fairytale Cinderella.

    “Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella…” Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed into a sumptuous carriage. The future was to prove him right. However, in moving from Perrault’s tale to the opera, the humble servant who dreams of going to the ball has lost all her magical attributes: here there is no fairy godmother to transform mice into horses, rats into coachmen and lizards into footmen with a wave of her wand. And it is not a fur slipper but a bracelet that the beauty leaves behind for her prince, quite deliberately, challenging him to find her again.
    The Enlightenment had lit its fires throughout Europe and La Cenerentola focused on the burning issues of the day, confronting social divisions to reveal the crinoline beneath the rags.

    Screening direct from Paris’ sumptuous Palais Garnier.

  • Classification
  • No classification, 190 mins
  • Genre
  • Opera
  • Running Time
  • 190 minutes