National Theatre Live The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon adapted by Simon Stephens “A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle” (The Times) “Dazzlingly inventive” (Evening Standard) Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in (more…)
National Theatre of London: JULIE by Polly Stenham after Strindberg directed by Carrie Cracknell Saturday, September 8, 2018 – 1:00pm Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue (more…)
The National Theatre of London: KING LEAR by William Shakespeare directed by Jonathan Munby starring Ian McKellen Saturday, September 29, 2018 ~ 1:00pm “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” (Daily Telegraph) McKellen gives an “extraordinarily moving portrayal” (Independent) Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transferred to London’s (more…)
In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production.
When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.
National Theatre of London: FRANKENSTEIN (Encore Broadcast!) by Nick Dear directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel by Mary Shelley Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 7:00pm Frankenstein returns to international cinemas this Halloween, to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in (more…)
National Theatre of London Live: Allelujah! by Alan Bennett “Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness.” (The Independent) Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is “just what the doctor ordered” (The Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this acclaimed production full of “singalongs and stinging (more…)
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.
On his wedding day, the young Scotsman James is awakened with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in Danish ballet master August Bournonville’s style. Staged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.