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Announcement: Palace Opera & Ballet


Providing even more choice and growing on the already popular screen program of National Theatre Live, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Shakespeare Company and Globe On Screen, you can now experience the biggest stars of international opera and ballet as they perform live on stage at Europe’s finest houses and are screened at Riverside.

Broadcast live around Europe, and screening in Australian cinemas only weeks later, the performances are captured in high definition from multiple vantage points, and presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound.

Taking you up-close and even behind the scenes with exclusive features and interviews, watching in the cinema is truly the next best thing to being there in person.

Check out the exquisite productions coming to Riverside’s Big Screen from November onwards:

Royal Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
7 November

Revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s brilliant comic opera, starring Erwin Schrott and Sophia Bevan. Sung in Italian, with English subtitles. Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 5 October 2015 and screened at Riverside.

La Scala: La Traviata
20 December

Soprano Diana Damrau stars as the tragic heroine Violetta Valéry in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s captivating production of Verdi’s sublime ode to love and sacrifice. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Premiere European cinema broadcast 17 November 2015. Captured live on stage and screened at Riverside.

Opéra De Paris: La Damnation De Faust
31 January

Superstars Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel return to the Paris Opera as master and devil with Alvis Hermanis’ new staging of Berlioz’ ‘légende dramatique’. Sung in French, with English subtitles. Captured live from Opéra Bastille, Paris, 17 December 2015 and screened at Riverside.

Paris Opera Ballet: Ballets Russes
13 March

Sergei Diaghilev set early 20th Century Paris ablaze with his Ballets Russes. Four essential works – performed in their unsurpassable original choreography. Premiere European cinema broadcast 14 january 2016 and screened at Riverside.

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
3 April

A Royal Ballet family treat! A young girl’s enchanted gift leads her on a wonderful adventure, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score. Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 16 December 2015 and screened at Riverside.

Royal Ballet: Giselle
8 May

This romantic tale of human passions and supernatural forces is one of the most enchanting ballets of all time. The stunning Marianela Nuñez dances the title role. Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 6 April 2016 and screened at Riverside.

Royal Opera: Lucia Di Lammermoor
29 May

Diana Damrau stars as Donizetti’s doomed heroine in a new production by visionary British theatre director Katie Mitchell. Sung in Italian, with English subtitles. Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 25 April 2016 and screened at Riverside.

Royal Ballet: Frankenstein
3 July

Mary Shelley’s gothic classic is the inspiration for Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet. Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 25 April 2016 and screened at Riverside.


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