Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Running Time:
122mins
Genre:
Drama
Director:
Michael Engler
Starring:
Mia Wasikowska, Annabelle Wallis, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol, Joanne Froggatt, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Jim Carter, Allen Leech, Imelda Staunton
Censor advice:
Mild threat, language
Synopsis:
Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler. It is a continuation of the television series of the same name, created by Fellowes, that ran on ITV from 2010 to 2015. Much of the original cast returns, including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Penelope Wilton. It was revealed in late 2018 that Lily James, who played Lady Rose MacClare in the TV series,[2] and Samantha Bond, who played Lady Rosamund Painswick in the show, would not be returning. The film is set in 1927, and features a royal visit to Downton Abbey by King George V and Queen Mary.
Synopsis:
Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler. It is a continuation of the television series of the same name, created by Fellowes, that ran on ITV from 2010 to 2015. Much of the original cast returns, including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Penelope Wilton. It was revealed in late 2018 that Lily James, who played Lady Rose MacClare in the TV series,[2] and Samantha Bond, who played Lady Rosamund Painswick in the show, would not be returning. The film is set in 1927, and features a royal visit to Downton Abbey by King George V and Queen Mary.
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The Lion King
The Lion King
Running Time:
118mins
Genre:
Adventure
Director:
Jon Favreau
Starring:
Ben Robson, Magnus von Horn, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Alfre Woodward, James Earl Jones, Beyonce Knowles, Seth Rogen, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Billy Eichner, Kanishk Gangwal, John Kani
Censor advice:
Mild threat, violence
Synopsis:
Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But, not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasas brother—and former heir to the throne—-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Synopsis:
Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But, not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasas brother—and former heir to the throne—-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
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Sat 21 Sep
Sun 22 Sep
Angel Has Fallen
Angel Has Fallen
Running Time:
121mins
Genre:
Action
Director:
Jason Clarke
Starring:
Keith David, Gerard Butler, Danny Huston, Piper Perabo, Tim Blake Nelson, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Nick Nolte
Censor advice:
Strong language, violence
Synopsis:
When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.
Synopsis:
When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.
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Wed 18 Sep
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Running Time:
161mins
Genre:
Crime
Director:
Quentin Tarantino
Starring:
Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cho, David Lean, Rupert Evans, Clifton Collins Jr., James Marsden, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Burt Reynolds, Tim Roth, Margaret Qualley, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Damian Lewis, Damon Herriman, Brenda Vaccaro, Luke Perry, Rumer Willis
Censor advice:
Strong bloody violence
Synopsis:
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
Synopsis:
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
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Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep
It: Chapter Two
It: Chapter Two
Running Time:
169mins
Genre:
Horror
Director:
Andres Muschietti
Starring:
Richard LaGravenese, Vincent Kesteloot, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Andy Bean, James McAvoy, James Ransone, Isaiah Mustafa
Censor advice:
Strong gory violence, horror, language, discrimination
Synopsis:
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Synopsis:
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
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Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep
Mrs Lowry & Son
Mrs Lowry & Son
Running Time:
91mins
Genre:
Biography
Director:
Adrian Noble
Starring:
Stephen Lord, David Schaal, Wendy Morgan, Timothy Spall, Vanessa Redgrave
Censor advice:
Mild bad language
Synopsis:
A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
Synopsis:
A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
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Thu 19 Sep
Ad Astra
Ad Astra
Running Time:
123mins
Genre:
Adventure
Director:
James Gray
Starring:
Liya Tong, Ruth Negga, Loren Dean, Donald Sutherland, Liv Tyler, Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones
Censor advice:
Infrequent strong language, moderate violence, threat, gory images
Synopsis:
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Synopsis:
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
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The Game Changers
The Game Changers
Running Time:
108mins
Genre:
Documentary
Director:
Louie Psihoyos
Starring:
James Wilks, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch, Nimai Delgado, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Censor advice:
Strong language, sex references, brief bloody images
Synopsis:
The Game Changers will introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons and everyday heroes. Each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live. The Game Changers vegan documentary is perhaps the most hotly anticipated plant-based film to be released to date. Not surprising, when you discover this feature-length production was exclusively produced by vegan strongman Arnold Schwarzenegger alongside Jackie Chan, with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and James Cameron.
Synopsis:
The Game Changers will introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons and everyday heroes. Each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live. The Game Changers vegan documentary is perhaps the most hotly anticipated plant-based film to be released to date. Not surprising, when you discover this feature-length production was exclusively produced by vegan strongman Arnold Schwarzenegger alongside Jackie Chan, with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and James Cameron.
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Wed 25 Sep
NT Live 2019: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore)
NT Live 2019: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore)
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Live Theatre
Synopsis:
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Synopsis:
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
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Thu 26 Sep
Roger Waters Us + Them
Roger Waters  Us + Them
Running Time:
135mins
Genre:
Live Concert
Director:
James Ransome
Starring:
Tate Ellington, Ian Ritchie, Gus Seyffert, Jonathan Wilson, Roger Waters, Dave Kilminster, Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Joey Waronker, Bo Koster
Censor advice:
Strong language
Synopsis:
Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event. Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want? Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall, to deliver this creatively pioneering film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love.
Synopsis:
Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event. Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want? Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall, to deliver this creatively pioneering film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love.
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Wed 2 Oct
Billy Connolly- The Sex Life Of Bandages
Billy Connolly- The Sex Life Of Bandages
Running Time:
130mins
Genre:
Stand-up Comedy
Starring:
Billy Connolly
Synopsis:
Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour.
Synopsis:
Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour.
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Thu 10 Oct
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Turandot
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Turandot
Running Time:
182mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Starring:
Peyton Reed, Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing, Ezra Miller, Nina Stemme, Marco Berti, Roberto Aronica, Eleonora Buratto
Synopsis:
Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritones James Morris and Nicolas Testé as Timur.
Synopsis:
Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritones James Morris and Nicolas Testé as Timur.
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Sat 12 Oct
NT Live 2019: A Midsummer Night's Dream
NT Live 2019: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Running Time:
188mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Starring:
Yûho Yamashita, Oliver Chris, Hammed Animashaun, David Moorst
Censor advice:
Infrequent strong language, moderate sex references
Synopsis:
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
Synopsis:
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
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Thu 17 Oct
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Manon
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Manon
Running Time:
212mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Christian Räth
Starring:
RJ Cyler, Richard Davies, Carlo Bosi, Michael Fabiano, Lisette Oropesa, Brett Polegato
Synopsis:
Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.
Synopsis:
Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.
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Sat 26 Oct
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Raymonda
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Raymonda
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him… Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.
Synopsis:
Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him… Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.
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Sun 27 Oct
Cafe Improv 6th Edition_Al Murray
Cafe Improv 6th Edition_Al Murray
Running Time:
320mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
The Tower Digital Arts Centre presents The 6th edition of the ever popular CAFE IMPROV! An afternoon of MUSIC, FILM and CHAT with special guest AL MURRAY, of Pub Landlord fame. With a performance by FAT COPS ft Al on drums. Curated by Future Pilot AKA/Sushil K Dade Al will introduce the iconic rock doc parody THIS IS SPINAL TAP directed by Rob Reiner *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW* Although we do plan on having a lot of fun and turning it up to 11. As always, MC/Mixtapes/DUGLAS T STEWART - BMX Bandits.
Synopsis:
The Tower Digital Arts Centre presents The 6th edition of the ever popular CAFE IMPROV! An afternoon of MUSIC, FILM and CHAT with special guest AL MURRAY, of Pub Landlord fame. With a performance by FAT COPS ft Al on drums. Curated by Future Pilot AKA/Sushil K Dade Al will introduce the iconic rock doc parody THIS IS SPINAL TAP directed by Rob Reiner *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW* Although we do plan on having a lot of fun and turning it up to 11. As always, MC/Mixtapes/DUGLAS T STEWART - BMX Bandits.
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Sun 27 Oct
NT Live 2019: Hansard
NT Live 2019: Hansard
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Simon Godwin
Starring:
Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings
Synopsis:
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
Synopsis:
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
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Thu 7 Nov
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Madama Butterfl
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Madama Butterfl
Running Time:
192mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Carolyn Choa
Starring:
Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth DeShong, MaryAnn McCormick, Paulo Szot, Hui He, Ana María Martínez, Piero Pretti, Andrea Carè, Maria Zifchak, Markus Brück
Synopsis:
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging of Puccini’s tale of unrequited love returns to our screens featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. One of the most frequently staged operas of our generation, Madama Butterfly follows the story of a young Japanese girl, Cio-Cio San, who falls in love with Pinkerton, an American naval officer. Tragedy unfolds in this sweeping production, which is a perennial audience favourite. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores. Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time and is joined by a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, and mezzosoprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
Synopsis:
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging of Puccini’s tale of unrequited love returns to our screens featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. One of the most frequently staged operas of our generation, Madama Butterfly follows the story of a young Japanese girl, Cio-Cio San, who falls in love with Pinkerton, an American naval officer. Tragedy unfolds in this sweeping production, which is a perennial audience favourite. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores. Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time and is joined by a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, and mezzosoprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
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Sat 9 Nov
42nd Street – The Musical
42nd Street – The Musical
Running Time:
143mins
Genre:
Musical
Director:
Mark Bramble
Censor advice:
Mild innuendo, language
Synopsis:
One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer! Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
Synopsis:
One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer! Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
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Sun 10 Nov
Tue 12 Nov
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Le Corsaire
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Le Corsaire
Running Time:
210mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair who catches her eye… Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaire remains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.
Synopsis:
On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair who catches her eye… Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaire remains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.
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Sun 17 Nov
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Akhnaten
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Akhnaten
Running Time:
211mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Phelim McDermott
Starring:
J'Nai Bridges, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, Zachary James, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dísella Lárusdóttir
Synopsis:
Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines as the revolutionary Pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt. Director Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met to bring this contemporary production to life, with a virtuosic company and dramatic staging that features acrobatics and juggling. The striking soprano J’Nai Bridges makes her Met debut as Nefertiti with Karen Kamensek conducting Glass’s ritualistic and hypnotic score.
Synopsis:
Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines as the revolutionary Pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt. Director Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met to bring this contemporary production to life, with a virtuosic company and dramatic staging that features acrobatics and juggling. The striking soprano J’Nai Bridges makes her Met debut as Nefertiti with Karen Kamensek conducting Glass’s ritualistic and hypnotic score.
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Sat 23 Nov
NT Live 2019: Present Laughter
NT Live 2019: Present Laughter
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Tye Sheridan
Starring:
Noel Coward
Synopsis:
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Synopsis:
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
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Thu 28 Nov
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: The Nutcracker
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: The Nutcracker
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him. In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him. In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
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Sun 15 Dec
André Rieu - 70 Years Young
André Rieu - 70 Years Young
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Concert
Synopsis:
André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party! 70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam. As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht. Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!
Synopsis:
André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party! 70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam. As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht. Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!
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Sat 4 Jan
Sun 5 Jan
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Wozzeck
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Wozzeck
Running Time:
92mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Luc De Wit
Starring:
Crista Alfaiate, Vidya Balan, Peter Mattei, Tamara Mumford, Andrew Staples, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel
Synopsis:
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.
Synopsis:
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.
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Sat 11 Jan
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Giselle
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Giselle
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion… Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
Synopsis:
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion… Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
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Sun 26 Jan
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Porgy and Bess
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Porgy and Bess
Running Time:
195mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
James Robinson
Starring:
Eric Owens, Ryan Speedo Green, Angel Blue, Golda Schultz, Denyce Graves, Alfred Walker, Donovan Singletary, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Janai Brugger, Latonia Moore, Frederick Ballentine, Kevin Short
Synopsis:
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.
Synopsis:
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.
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Sat 1 Feb
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Swan Lake
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Swan Lake
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
Synopsis:
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
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Sun 23 Feb
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Agrippina
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Agrippina
Running Time:
215mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Sobhita Dhuliwala, Kate Lindsey, Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Rose, Duncan Rock
Synopsis:
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit. Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
Synopsis:
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit. Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
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Sat 29 Feb
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Der Fliegende H
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Der Fliegende H
Running Time:
139mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
François Girard
Starring:
Mukesh Chhabra, Sir Bryn Terfel, Mihoko Fujimura, Anja Kampe, Sergey Skorokhodov, Alok Kumar, Franz-Josef Selig
Synopsis:
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.
Synopsis:
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.
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Sat 14 Mar
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Romeo and Juliet
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Romeo and Juliet
Running Time:
185mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend… The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.
Synopsis:
In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend… The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.
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Sun 29 Mar
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Tosca
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Tosca
Running Time:
177mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Alexandre Aja, Michael Volle, Patrick Carfizzi, Jennifer Rowley, George Gagnidze, Najmiddin Mavlyanov, Brian Jagde, Philip Cokorinos
Synopsis:
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
Synopsis:
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
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Sat 11 Apr
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Jewels
Bolshoi Ballet 2019-20: Jewels
Running Time:
165mins
Genre:
Ballet
Starring:
Fred Willard
Synopsis:
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.
Synopsis:
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.
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Sun 19 Apr
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Maria Stuarda
Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Maria Stuarda
Running Time:
166mins
Genre:
Opera
Director:
Sir David McVicar
Starring:
Jamie Barton, Diana Damrau, Michele Pertusi, Stephen Costello, Andrzej Filonczyk
Synopsis:
Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
Synopsis:
Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
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Sat 9 May