By William Shakespeare Directed by Simon Godwin Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary family-run hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier,Continue reading "NT: Much Ado About Nothing – Encore"
In La bohèmePuccini elevates ordinary people to the level of the extraordinary, the tragic, the timeless –transformed by a score that has seduced generations of audiences. Fresh from Festival 2022, Glyndebourne’s new five-star production is ‘a masterpiece in monochrome’ (The Arts Desk). With a ‘megawatt Mimì’, director Floris Visser delivers a ‘fresh take' on oneContinue reading "Glyndebourne: La bohème"
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles Running time: 3hrs and 10 minutes (including one interval) ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’ On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can haveContinue reading "ROH: Madama Butterfly"
Runtime: 180 minutes (incl 10 Mins interval) Rating: 12A TBC Young Richard of Gloucester uses the chaos of the Wars of the Roses to begin his unscrupulous climb to power in this classic Shakespearean history of a king in the throes of jealousy and murder. Despite being manifestly unfit to govern, he overcomes each obstacleContinue reading "RSC: Richard III"
Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals) Inspired by dark and gripping real life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera. The oppressive glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court in the 1880s sets the sceneContinue reading "ROH: Mayerling"
By Richard Bean and Oliver Chris based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil,Continue reading "NT: Jack Absolute Flies Again"
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles Running time: Approximately 3 hours 25 minutes (including one interval) Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonizing choiceContinue reading "ROH: Aida"
Running time: 1hr 30mins Hopper's work is the most recognizable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influenced by his art – but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work? This new film takes a deep lookContinue reading "EOS: Hopper"
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles Running time: 3 hours Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while the couple’s friendsContinue reading "ROH: La Boheme"
by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Anya Reiss directed by Jamie Lloyd Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after theContinue reading "NT: The Seagull"
Running time: TBC The Royal Ballet’s dazzling Principals lead an evening not to be missed, their sparkling talents a perfect fit for a diamond anniversary. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognises the amazing support of all ROH Friends past and present. The showcase will demonstrate the breadthContinue reading "ROH: A Diamond Celebration"
Running time: 1hr 26mins Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to be bringing back one of its most successful ever films, dedicated to the life and work of Paul Cézanne. One cannot appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Filmed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, with additional interviewsContinue reading "EOS: Cezanne: Portraits of Life"
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval) Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy andContinue reading "ROH: The Nutcracker"
Running time: 3 hours and 10 minutes (including one interval) Filmed in: June 2022 A modern Mexican classic of magic realism provides the basis for The Royal Ballet’s new full-length work, reuniting Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the creative team who transformed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale into dance, composer Joby TalbotContinue reading "ROH: Like Water for Chocolate"
by Arthur Miler directed by Lyndsey Turner A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear,Continue reading "NT: The Crucible"
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles Running time: 3 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval) When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo. ExpectContinue reading "ROH: The Barber of Seville"
by William Shakespeare directed by Clint Dyer An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance). She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugeeContinue reading "NT: Othello"
Running time: 1hr 33mins Released to coincide with International Women's Day. Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this filmContinue reading "EOS: Mary Cassatt: Painting The Modern Woman"
**NEW DATE** Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals) In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret.Continue reading "ROH: Turandot"
Running time: Approximately 3 hours (intervals TBC) Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season. The ballet’s opening night in 1948, featuring Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles, was received rapturously. After over a decade away from the Royal Opera House stage, Ashton’s timeless reworking of CharlesContinue reading "ROH: Cinderella"
Running time: 1hr 30mins In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will open its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history. With loans from across the world, this major retrospective will bring together Vermeer's most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady WritingContinue reading "EOS: Vermeer"
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles Running time: 4 hours (including one interval) Filmed in: January 2022 Servants Figaro and Susanna are filled with excitement on their wedding day, but there’s a hitch: their employer, the Count Almaviva, has dishonourable intentions of his own towards the bride-to-be. With more twists than a page boy’sContinue reading "ROH: The Marrige of Figaro"
Running time: 1hr 30mins A thrilling encounter with one of the world's great art capitals. Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-newContinue reading "EOS: Tokyo Stories"
Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals) The Sleeping Beauty holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden in 1946 after World War II. In 2006, this original staging wasContinue reading "ROH: The Sleeping Beauty"
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including one interval) Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past willContinue reading "ROH: Il Trovatore"