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Cinema Season for the Royal Opera House

Thursday, 26th May 2011

Covent Garden Venue Releases Details of the Shows Headed to Cinemas Worldwide

The Royal Opera House has issued a new press release detailing its upcoming Cinema Season 2011/12. It includes numerous live performances of its stand-out shows alongside a range of recorded productions, which will all be screened on over 600 cinemas around the world. The season begins with a live performance of “Faust” as part of the Royal Opera Live on Wednesday 28th September 2011 and ends with “La fille mal gardée” as part of the Royal Ballet Live on Wednesday 16th May 2012.

“Faust”, of course, is a well known opera by Charles Gounoud and takes its cues from the German legend, from the play “Faust et Marguerite” by Michel Carré” and also from the story “Faust, Part 1” by Wolfgang von Goethe. This version of the opera is from the Scottish opera director David McVicar, who has been behind a host of successful productions across the country. It is the story of Faust, who makes a deal with Mephistopheles (a representative of the devil), an as a result gains various powers. But at the end of the agreed term Faust’s soul will belong to the devil.

The play “Doctor Faustus” – based on the same legend – is due to appear this year at Shakespeare’s Globe, whilst this version appears as part of ROH Live on Wednesday 28th September 2011.

It is followed by Adriana Lecouvreur” as part of Royal Opera Recorded in October 2011, with “Tosca” following in November also as part of Royal Opera Recorded. Next up is “The Sleeping Beauty” on Thursday 15th December 2011 as part of the Royal Ballet Live.

2012 then begins with “Cendrillon” as part of Royal Opera Recorded in January, with “Il Trittico” following in November, also as part of ROH Recorded. The Royal Ballet Live’s “Romeo & Juliet” from Kenneth MacMillan follows on Thursday 22nd March 2012, with “Rigoletto” as part of the Royal Opera Live next up on Thursday 17th April 2012 and “La fille mal gardée” as part of the Royal Ballet Live on Wednesday 16th May 2012.

“La fille mal gardée” is a well known comic ballet from Jean Dauberval and is based on the painting “La réprimande/Une jeune fille querellée par sa mere” by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin.

The Royal Opera Cinema Season 2011/12 begins on Wednesday 28th September 2011 and continues to Wednesday 16th May 2012.

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