ROH autumn and winter cinema broadcasts

Published: 10 September 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Marianela Nuñez as Giselle and Vadim Muntagirov as Albrecht in Giselle Credit: Tristram Kenton
Marianela Nuñez as Giselle and Vadim Muntagirov as Albrecht in Giselle Credit: Tristram Kenton
Manon Lescaut: Jonas Kaufmann as Des Grieux and Kristine Opolais as Manon Credit: Bill Cooper
Kristine Opolais as Manon in Manon Lescaut Credit: Bill Cooper
Macbeth Credit: Bill Cooper
Željko Lučić as Macbeth and Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth Credit: Bill Cooper
Lauren Cuthbertson as The Sugar Plum Fairy and Federico Bonelli as The Prince in The Nutcracker Credit: Tristram Kenton
Gary Avis as Herr Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker Credit: Tristram Kenton
The Nutcracker Credit: Tristram Kenton

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.