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Jonas Kaufmann, the celebrated German tenor, presents his personal tribute to Italian music and culture in this special concert documentary film – MY ITALY.
Featuring songs from sold-out concerts in Turin and Milan, the star tenor’s stunning performances are interwoven with short films exploring his love of Italy,
all set against a backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and evocative scenes of Italian life.
Music includes popular and familiar songs like Parla più piano from The Godfather soundtrackCaruso by Lucio Dalla and the international hit Volare,
performed at the Teatro Carignano in Turin. In addition fans will be able to relive some of opera’s most famous arias from
Kaufmann’s ‘An Evening with Puccini’ concert at La Scala, Milan, including Lucevan le stelle from Tosca and Nessun Dorma from Turandot.
Jonas Kaufmann My Italy is a delightful musical and visual treat for the cinema screen.

Saturday 23rd September - 6.00pm
JONAS KAUFMANN: MY ITALY



An immersive journey into the life and art of Canaletto

Tuesday 26th September - 6.00pm
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN:
CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE



The Royal Opera
LA BOHEME
Giacomo Puccini

Puccini's passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano,
and stars a superb young cast in a new production by Richard Jones

Tuesday 3rd October - 7.15pm
LA BOHEME
Royal Opera House Live



A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.
Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes our collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.


Wednesday 11th October - 7.00pm
CORIOLANUS
Royal Shakespeare Live



LE CORSAIRE
Adam - Ratmansky

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.

Sunday 22nd October - 4.00pm
LE CORSAIRE
Bolshoi Ballet Live



The Royal Ballet
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Christopher Wheeldon

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole Christopher Wheeldon's exuberant ballet,
inspired by Lewid Carroll's much-loved book.

Sunday 29th October - 2.00pm
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Royal Opera House



Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished.
Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production.
Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).
Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Thursday 16th November - 7.00pm
FOLLIES
National Theatre Live



Two blockbuster exhibitions from the Royal Academy provide the backbone to this revealing film of this highly influential artist.

Tuesday 21st November - 6.00pm
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN:
DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS



Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy
written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.
Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team
behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway.
But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Thursday 7th December - 7.00pm
YOUNG MARX
National Theatre Live



The Royal Ballet
THE NUTCRACKER
Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

A Young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful ballet,
danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.

Sunday 10th December - 2.00pm
THE NUTCRACKER
Royal Opera House







SATELLITE SCREENINGS IN 2018...





The Royal Opera
RIGOLETTO
Giuseppe Verdi

David McVicar's acclaimed production of Verdi's tragic opera features an excellent cast led by Dmitri Platanias,
Lucy Crowe and Michaael Fabiano

Tuesday 16th January 2018 - 7.15pm
RIGOLETTO
Royal Opera House Live



ROMEO & JULIET
Prokofiev - Ratmansky

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.

Sunday 21st January 2018- 3.00pm
ROMEO & JULIET
Bolshoi Ballet Live



One of the most talked about exhibitions of the year.

Tuesday 23rd January - 6.00pm
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN:
CEZANNE, PORTRAITS OF A LIFE



The Royal Opera
TOSCA
Giacomo Puccini

Drama, passion and fabulous music - Puccini's operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences.
Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast.

Wednesday 7th February 2018 - 7.15pm
TOSCA
Royal Opera House Live



The Royal Ballet
THE WINTER'S TALE
Christopher Wheeldon

Shakespeare's tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon's ballet adaptation,
with music by Joby Talbot.

Wednesday 28th February 2018 - 7.15pm
THE WINTER'S TALE
Royal Opera House Live



THE FLAMES OF PARIS
Asafiev - Ratmansky

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.

Sunday 4th March 2018 - 4.00pm
THE FLAMES OF PARIS
Bolshoi Ballet Live



The Royal Opera
CARMEN
Georges Bizet

Bizet's classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky's intense production.

Tuesday 6th March 2018 - 6.45pm
CARMEN
Royal Opera House Live



Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius,
David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.
Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity,
the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress
that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Thursday 22nd March - 7.00pm
JULIUS CAESAR
National Theatre Live



The Royal Ballet
BERNSTEIN CENTENARY
New McGregor/The Age of Anxiety/New Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with an all-Bernstein programme.

Tuesday 27th March 2018 - 7.15pm
BERNSTEIN CENTENARY
Royal Opera House Live



The Royal Opera
MACBETH
Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi's opera on Shakespeare's tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth>

Wednesday 4th April 2018 - 7.15pm
MACBETH
Royal Opera House Live



The Royal Ballet
MANON
Kenneth Macmillan

Kenneth MacMillan's powerful telling if the tragic love story is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to ravishing music by Massenet.

Thursday 3rd May 2018 - 7.15pm
MANON
Royal Opera House Live



COPPELIA
Delibes - Vikharev

The Bolshoi's unique version of Coppelia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy
involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker.

Sunday 10th June 2018 - 4.00pm
COPPELIA
Bolshoi Ballet Live



The Royal Ballet
SWAN LAKE
Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky's magnificent ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett.

Tuesday 12th June 2018 - 7.15pm
SWAN LAKE
Royal Opera House Live