The '68 Comeback Special exists as a pinnacle moment in Elvis' career. Following the big screen success of the Elvis: '68 Comeback Special, Elvis Unleashed showcases the Comeback Special from a brand new perspective this October. This cinematic event features candid outtakes and rehearsal moments from the original, providing intimate insight into the charm and charisma of The King of Rock 'n' Roll. Together with a new 30 minute added value piece, this content is weaved into an entertaining music event containing never before seen footage on the big screen.
Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman's docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once. The marriage takes place – witnessed by a fake notary – after which the young bride becomes utterly overbearing and unpleasant, tormenting her 'husband'. When Pasquale discovers a note from his 'wife' arranging a rendezvous with a lover, he determines to confront her and end his misery. The conspirators are now set to reveal their trickery, but will Don Pasquale forgive them?
Bram Stoker's legendary vampire lives on in this extraordinary production from Northern Ballet, played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing, gripping theatre and Gothic sets. ??Broadcast LIVE to cinemas for Halloween?, Dracula is ballet with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more. ??
Raymonda was created by Marius Petipa in 1898 for the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It contains some of his most spectacular choreography and a magnificent score by Alexander Glazunov, full of spirited rhythms and lilting waltzes – George Balanchine called it 'some of the finest ballet music we have'. Rudolf Nureyev had an intimate knowledge of Raymonda: he performed in the ballet as a young dancer with the Kirov Theatre and staged a full-length version for The Royal Ballet in 1964, reviving many of the dances from memory. Nureyev presented an adapted version of Act III at Covent Garden in 1969. Against an opulent setting created by Barry Kay, a Hungarian folkdance opens the wedding celebrations for a ballerina and her cavalier. A lively male pas de quatre is followed by the famous grand pas hongrois, which contains ensembles for all 10 dancers, who wear radiant white costumes. Act III of Raymonda was performed as part of a tribute to Nureyev at the Royal Opera House in 2003.
Hansard Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. It's a summer's morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital sparring quickly turns to blood-sport. A witty and devastating new play.
42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a 'glorious' (Express) and 'utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz' (Times) Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award- winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London's West End. Fresh off the bus from small - town America Peggy is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway's newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of...
Following the hugely successful release of Shakira's album El Dorado -which eventually earned her a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album -she returned to the world stage with her most celebrated show yet, performing recent smashes such as “Chantaje”and “La Bicicleta”as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including “Hips Don't Lie”, 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”and “Estoy Aqui”, to sold out stadiums and arenas across the planet. Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tourrelives the larger-than-life show on the big screen and, through documentary footage and Shakira's own words, highlights what it took to bring the career-highlight show to 22 countries and nearly a million fans, following the drama of having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury. Shakira is a global superstar who, by the age of 18, had taken Latin America by storm, before conquering international markets at 24 with her crossover hit “Whenever Wherever”. Since then, she has continued to break barriers and records around the world with her unique blend of Latin sounds, rock and roll, and world music. Now, she celebrates her triumphant return to the stage in a thrilling concert film documenting her acclaimed El Dorado World Tour-coming to theaters worldwide for a special cinema event this November.
Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the ForestSynopsisAcross 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which theyperformed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows across the globe. This new visually-striking film,directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn,captures the energy and spectacle of the band's performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how theirmusic and showshave been woven into the fabric of their fans' lives. Through thedeeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, the film shows not only how and why the band's popularity and relevance has continued to grow over the course of their career, but provides a unique look into music's incredible power to build communities, enable people to overcome adversity, and create connections across the boundaries of language, location, gender, age, and circumstance. Artfully shot and expertly edited, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forestgoes beyond the typical concert film, weaving together exhilarating musical performances, filmed at the final shows of the Global Spirit Tourin Berlin's famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”), with intimate documentary footage filmed infans'hometowns across the globe.
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC's Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward's provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine's colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry's few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption,returns to cinemas this festive season. Thisbeautifully reimagined production,co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh,featuresa remarkable castincludingDame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences...This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from London's Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015.
Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker. The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.
Charlotte Hawkins welcomes cinema audiences from around the world to André's castle in Maastricht for a birthday celebration. During the party, André is talking to Charlotte about his life and music. It's been an incredible journey; from growing up in a musical family, his church choir days, his marriage to Marjorie, The Salon Orchestra, forming The Johann Strauss Orchestra, the breakaway success of The Second Waltz and his record-breaking world tours. In this exclusive cinema event we discover how his life and experiences are reflected in his breathtaking concerts. This unique anniversary event will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu's most amazing concert locations, such as Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York, Brazil, Mexico, the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam and Australia. Make sure you bring all of your friends to this one-of-a-kind intimate view of the artist's life, meet his family and tour his home. Special surprise guests will also join the celebration by sharing their birthday messages! Don't miss out!
The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn't invited to Princess Aurora's christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse's curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince's kiss will break. On her 16th birthday, Aurora discovers the spindle and pricks her finger. She falls into an enchanted sleep, and the whole palace sleeps with her. One hundred years later, Prince Florimund discovers the palace, hidden deep within a great, dark forest. He wakes Aurora with a kiss.
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Rodolfo is painfully aware that he cannot afford the medicine and care Mimì needs, and so separates from her. As her sickness takes hold Mimì returns to Rodolfo's garret. They are joyfully reunited – but, despite the care of Rodolfo and his friends, Mimì dies.
The Royal Ballet presents two world premieres with Cathy Marston's first work for the Company on the Main Stage and a new work by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett.
Beethoven's only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as 'Fidelio') who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners' Chorus and Florestan's impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer's new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary 'Terror' and our own time to illuminate Fidelio's inspiring message of shared humanity. Recorded from 17 March
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette's curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera's most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy. Damiano Michieletto's production was an Olivier-Award-winning hit when first presented in 2015. He sets both operas within the same village, allowing characters from one piece to reappear in the other and offering theatrical realism within visuals that are modern and yet timeless. The production was widely praised at its premiere, and summarized by the Financial Times as 'a gripping evening all round'.
Dante's Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante's own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In his new work, The Royal Ballet's trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
With the first chords of Elektra, we are plunged into a psychologically intense and violent world. The opera shocked audiences (and even its performers!) when it had its premiere in Dresden in 1909. Today, as then, Elektra's desperate need to avenge the murder of her father by her mother makes for gripping drama. At 90 minutes, the opera is one of Strauss's most concentrated works, and in style and instrumentation one of his most modernist scores. The political and social fractures in early 20th-century Europe, and emerging concepts of psychology, provide a rich subtext in Charles Edwards's production. The set and costumes allude to Classical and early 20th-century art and architecture, and highlight the moral decay at the heart of Klytämnestra's kingdom. Strauss's richly-orchestrated score takes the principal singers to their vocal limits. It is characterized by dramatic musical motifs, including the distinctive 'Agamemnon' motif, used to represent Elektra's obsessive thoughts of revenge. This highly dramatic opera also contains passages of great vocal beauty, including Elektra's rapturous recognition of her brother Orest, returned to avenge his father.