Opera/Theater/Ballet

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OPERA: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

2017 | 100 minutes | | , ,
Composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Choreographer George Balanchine, Conductor Simon Hewett

Sunday May 21, 2017, 1:00PM
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Numerous choreographers have delved into Shakespeare to find dramatic material for their ballets, beginning with Jean-Georges Noverre, an ardent defender of the “action ballet” and Marius Petipa, who was the first to use Mendelssohn’s stage music. George Balanchine, who also loved the score, would prove no exception. In 1962 he created his…

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NT LIVE: HEDDA GABLER

2016 | 210 minutes | |

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“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van…

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OPERA: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

2014 | 180 minutes | | , ,
Conductor Philippe Jordan, Director Zabou Breitman

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Sung in German. Die Entführung aus dem Serail was the first grand opera in the German language to be constructed as a Singspiel, the German theatrical form in which spoken and sung text alternate. At a period when the influence of the Ottoman Empire on its Austrian neighbor lent a certain Turkish…

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NT LIVE: NO MAN’S LAND

2016 | 150 minutes | |
Directed by Sean Mathias

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Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.  One summer’s evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.  As the…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: SAMSON AND DELILA

| 2016 | 170 minutes | | , , ,
Conductor Philippe Jordan

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Live filming of an October 2016 performance. Sung in French at the Opéra de Paris. Lightning streaks through the skies as Dalila declares her love to Samson in one of the finest arias of romantic opera. “My heart awakens to your voice like a flower to the kiss of dawn.” An enchanting yet…

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THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

| 2012 | 102 minutes | | , , ,

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The Nutcracker filmed live at the Vienna State Opera House. Tchaikovsky’s winter wonderland comes to life in this special production of The Nutcracker. Choreography by Rudolph Nureyev. Starring Liudmila Konovalova as Clara, and Vladimir Shishov as Drosselmeier and The Prince. From the Wiener Staatsballett. Act 1: 47 min | Act 2: 55…

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NT LIVE: THE THREEPENNY OPERA

2016 | 180 mins | |
Directed by Rufus Norris

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Rory Kinnear is Mack the Knife in a new version of this landmark twentieth-century musical, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s classic musical theatre piece is adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Rufus Norris…

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MUMFORD & SONS Live From South Africa: DUST and THUNDER

| 2016 | 93 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Dick Carruthers

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DUST AND THUNDER chronicles the meeting of South Africa with their long-standing favourite British band, Mumford & Sons. Filmed live against the beautiful Pretorian outback, award-winning director Dick Carruthers gets to the very heart of what makes Mumford & Sons such a special act as the band performs new songs and classic…

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NT LIVE: THE DEEP BLUE SEA

| 2016 | 140 minutes | |

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Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new…