A series of screenings from London’s Royal Opera House will bring opera and ballet performances to movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada. The lineup begins with the Royal Opera House’s presentation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
The repertory production comes from David McVicar, who also helmed the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Norma that opened the 2017–2018 season. Screenings are set for October 7–November 1 in cities across North America (October 17 in major markets).
Get a taste of the production in the clip above, featuring Sabine Devielihe’s performance of the Queen of the Night’s fiery aria, “Der Hölle Rache.”
Additional opera titles to air across the pond from Covent Garden include the Royal Opera’s new staging of Puccini’s La Bohème (in major markets November 1), and in 2018, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s Tosca, Bizet’s Carmen, and Verdi’s Macbeth, which will star Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth. The Russian soprano was recently announced to add three major roles to her repertoire in new productions at the Met.
The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, from An American in Paris Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon, will air in major markets December 5. It will be followed by screenings of The Nutcracker, Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale, a new production of Swan Lake, and a Leonard Bernstein celebration in honor of the composer’s centennial.
For more information about the Royal’s cinema series, visit ROH.org.uk.