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

PALACE OPERA & BALLET presents:

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LA SCALA & OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS

2016/17 AUSTRALIAN CINEMA 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.

Paris Opera Ballet: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Mendelssohn)

  • Cast
  • Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet
  • Synopsis
  • New Production! Enter Shakespeare's poetic world of elves and fairies, as envisioned by choreographer George Balanchine. Entering the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire for the first time, this magical piece, danced to the stage music by Mendelssohn, features sets and costumes by fashion legend Christian Lacroix.

    "If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber’d here. While these visions did appear." - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scene 7

    Faithful to the Bard’s vocabulary whilst adding a subtle touch of pantomime, Balanchine portrays a complex love story in two acts and six scenes. Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, become caught up in a domestic quarrel between the king of the elves and the queen of the fairies which results in the intervention of the mischievous Puck and his magic potion along with a troupe of amateur actors. The denouement is celebrated in the form of a grand virtuoso entertainment.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 120 mins
  • Genre
  • Ballet, Opera
  • Running Time
  • 120 minutes

Royal Ballet: JEWELS

  • Synopsis
  • George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of gemstones 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.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 150 mins
  • Running Time
  • 150 minutes

La Scala: THE THIEVING MAGPIE (Rossini)

  • Cast
  • Rosa Feola, Edgardo Rocha, Teresa Iervolino, Paolo Bordogna, Michele Pertusi
  • Director
  • Gabriele Salvatores
  • Synopsis
  • New Production! Two hundred years after its debut at La Scala in 1817, Rossini’s graceful masterpiece on the excesses of power returns.

    Academy Award©-winning director Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo) will relate the story of the servant Ninetta (debuting soprano Rosa Feola), who’s wrongly accused of theft. The eminent expert on Rossini, Riccardo Chailly will conduct a wonderful cast, the cream of the new generation of Rossian bel canto. We will hear the tenor Edgardo Rocha, basses Alex Esposito and Paolo Bordogna, as well as Teresa Iervolino and the expert canto of Michele Pertusi.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 220 mins
  • Genre
  • Ballet, Opera
  • Running Time
  • 220 minutes

Opéra de Paris: THE SNOW MAIDEN (Rimski-Korsakov)

  • Cast
  • Aida Garifullina, Martina Serafin, Rupert Enticknap, Luciana D’Intino, Carole Wilson, Vasily Efimov, Olga Oussova, Ramón Vargas
  • Director
  • irector Dmitri Tcherniakov
  • Synopsis
  • New Production! The Paris Opera presents a thrilling opportunity to discover the orignal 1882 version of Rimsky-Korsakov's marvellous lyric opera, with a new production entrusted to two other Russian artists: critically acclaimed director Dmitri Tcherniakov and conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov.

    "O Mother Spring, be kind, and give me a bit of ardent sunshine and flame. To warm this poor cold heart of mine!" - Snegourotchka, Act I, Scene 2

    Based on a Slavic legend, this magical fantasy follows Snegurochka (young soprano sensation Aida Garifullina), born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring the Beauty and Grandfather Frost. She bears a tragic secret, her heart is made of ice, and if warmed by human love, it will melt...
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 255 mins
  • Genre
  • Ballet, Opera
  • Running Time
  • 255 minutes

Royal Ballet: ASHTON TRIPLE BILL (Mendelssohn)

  • Synopsis
  • The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a gorgeous mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.

    The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Set to brooding music by Franck, Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after WWII, a seminal masterpiece celebrating the pure beauty of movement. Ashton created the passionate ballet Marguerite and Armand for the celebrated partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963, to Lizst’s tempestuous Piano Sonata.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated
  • Genre
  • Ballet, Opera

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
  • Not yet rated, 165 mins
  • Genre
  • Ballet, Opera
  • Running Time
  • 165 minutes

 

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