ROH autumn and winter cinema broadcasts
10 September 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber
The Royal Opera House's autumn and winter 2020 cinema season will include four opera and ballet favourites broadcast to cinemas across the globe in collaboration with Trafalgar Releasing.
The season opens on 20 October with The Royal Ballet’s Giselle, recorded in 2016 starring Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov. On 10 December, Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker, also recorded in 2016, features Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.
In November, the Royal Opera brings Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Verdi’s Macbeth back to the big screen. Manon Lescaut, in a production by Jonathan Kent from 2014, is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Maltman and Kristine Opolais. Verdi’s Macbeth, recorded in 2018, is also conducted by Pappano and stars Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.
Cinema audiences will also be able to see behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and close-ups of performers.