NT live: Coriolanus
Running Time:
192mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Josie Rourke
Starring:
Rila Fukushima, Tom Hiddleston
Censor advice:
Contains occasional gore & real images of moderate bloody injury & violence
Synopsis:
National Theatre Live’s 2014 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
Synopsis:
National Theatre Live’s 2014 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
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Wed 11 Oct
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HMS 2017/18 Season: Tim Kliphuis Trio
HMS 2017/18 Season: Tim Kliphuis Trio
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society of an evening of joke de Vivienne and romance with Tim Kilphis Trio. Tim Kliphuis on Violin Nigel Clark on Guitar and Roy Percy on Double Bass.
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society of an evening of joke de Vivienne and romance with Tim Kilphis Trio. Tim Kliphuis on Violin Nigel Clark on Guitar and Roy Percy on Double Bass.
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Sat 21 Oct
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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Le Corsaire
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Le Corsaire
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.
Synopsis:
Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.
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Sun 22 Oct
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A Rememberance Service
A Rememberance Service
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Join us in welcoming The West Of Scotland Military Wives Choir and Neptune Volunteer Band in a concert of Rememberance.
Synopsis:
Join us in welcoming The West Of Scotland Military Wives Choir and Neptune Volunteer Band in a concert of Rememberance.
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Sat 11 Nov
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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Taming of the Shrew
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Taming of the Shrew
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!
Synopsis:
Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!
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Sun 26 Nov
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HMS 2017/18 Season: Kapten Trio
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kapten Trio
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society present Kapten Trio with Beethoven Pian Trio in B flat Op. 11, "Grassenhauer", Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1 in C minor Op. 8 and Schubert Piano Trio in E flat major Op. 100 Kristi Kapten on Piano Rachel Spencer on Violin and Duncan Strachan on Cello.
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Music Society present Kapten Trio with Beethoven Pian Trio in B flat Op. 11, "Grassenhauer", Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1 in C minor Op. 8 and Schubert Piano Trio in E flat major Op. 100 Kristi Kapten on Piano Rachel Spencer on Violin and Duncan Strachan on Cello.
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Sat 2 Dec
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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Nutcracker
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Nutcracker
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairy-tale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairy-tale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
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Sun 17 Dec
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HMS 2017/18 Season: Kosmos
HMS 2017/18 Season: Kosmos
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
An all age workshop here at The Tower between 3-4pm, followed by an evening performance at 7:30p Harriet MacKenzie on Violin Meg Hamilton on Viola and Mills Milivojevic on Accordian
Synopsis:
An all age workshop here at The Tower between 3-4pm, followed by an evening performance at 7:30p Harriet MacKenzie on Violin Meg Hamilton on Viola and Mills Milivojevic on Accordian
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Sat 13 Jan
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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy... Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
Synopsis:
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy... Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
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Sun 21 Jan
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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Lady of Camellias
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Lady of Camellias
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love... Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
Synopsis:
As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love... Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
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Sun 4 Feb
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L'Elisir D'amore
L'Elisir D'amore
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Synopsis:
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
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Sat 10 Feb
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HMS 2017/18 Season: Cavendish Winds
HMS 2017/18 Season: Cavendish Winds
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
The Danzi Quintet No1 in B flat major, Arnold three shanties and Piazzolla Libertango arr. For wind quintet will be played before a short interval, after which you will be able to enjoy Ligeti Six Bagatelles and Neilson Wind quintet Op 43. With Katy Ovens on Flute, Henry Clay on Oboe, Alice Quayle on Bassoon, Charlie Ransley on French Horn and Mary Tyler on Clarinet
Synopsis:
The Danzi Quintet No1 in B flat major, Arnold three shanties and Piazzolla Libertango arr. For wind quintet will be played before a short interval, after which you will be able to enjoy Ligeti Six Bagatelles and Neilson Wind quintet Op 43. With Katy Ovens on Flute, Henry Clay on Oboe, Alice Quayle on Bassoon, Charlie Ransley on French Horn and Mary Tyler on Clarinet
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Sat 17 Feb
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Royal Opera 17/18 season: The Winters Tale
Royal Opera 17/18 season: The Winters Tale
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart. Hermione’s baby daughter is abandoned and Hermione and their son die of distress. The baby Perdita, rescued by a shepherd, grows up to fall in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes. The young couple is reunited with the remorseful Leontes and Hermione returns from the dead.
Synopsis:
King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart. Hermione’s baby daughter is abandoned and Hermione and their son die of distress. The baby Perdita, rescued by a shepherd, grows up to fall in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes. The young couple is reunited with the remorseful Leontes and Hermione returns from the dead.
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Wed 28 Feb
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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Libretto: Nikolai Volkov & Vladimir Dmitriev In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way... Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
Synopsis:
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Libretto: Nikolai Volkov & Vladimir Dmitriev In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way... Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
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Sun 4 Mar
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Royal Opera 2017/18 season: Carmen
Royal Opera 2017/18 season: Carmen
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village. But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her. Carmen grows bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo. Unable to bear her leaving him, Don José tracks Carmen down and murders her.
Synopsis:
The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village. But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her. Carmen grows bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo. Unable to bear her leaving him, Don José tracks Carmen down and murders her.
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Tue 6 Mar
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HMS 2017/18 Season: duo b!z'art
HMS 2017/18 Season: duo b!z'art
Running Time:
120mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Synopsis:
Brahms Hungarian Dances - a selection MacDowell Moon Pictures Op 21 Grieg Norwegian Dances Op 35 INTERVAL Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillante Op 92 Schumann Bilder aus Osten Op 66 Faure Dolly Suite Op 56 With Andre Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste On Piano.
Synopsis:
Brahms Hungarian Dances - a selection MacDowell Moon Pictures Op 21 Grieg Norwegian Dances Op 35 INTERVAL Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillante Op 92 Schumann Bilder aus Osten Op 66 Faure Dolly Suite Op 56 With Andre Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste On Piano.
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Sat 17 Mar
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Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: The Age of Anxiety
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: The Age of Anxiety
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are both inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.
Synopsis:
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are both inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.
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Tue 27 Mar
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Royal Opera 2017/18 season: Macbeth
Royal Opera 2017/18 season: Macbeth
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Opera
Synopsis:
The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.
Synopsis:
The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.
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Wed 4 Apr
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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Giselle
Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Giselle
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death... Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.
Synopsis:
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death... Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.
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Sun 8 Apr
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Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Manon
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Manon
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.
Synopsis:
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.
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Thu 3 May
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Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake
Royal Opera 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Ballet
Synopsis:
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. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.
Synopsis:
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. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.
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Tue 12 Jun
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