Special & Live Features

Special & Live Features




National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

20170406

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined ...

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Rigoletto15

20170409

Rigoletto

Opera in 3 acts | Sung in Italian Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera Rigoletto had a triumphant premiere ...

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Italia Live: La Gazza Ladra

20170418

Italia Live: La Gazza Ladra

200 years after the success of Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra, Riccardo Chailly now brings this celebrated tragicomic opera back to the stage where it was first performed. In this production, the director a...

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The Australian Ballet: Coppélia

20170419

The Australian Ballet: Coppélia

Swanilda and Franz are in love... until a beautiful stranger appears in town. But Dr Coppelius' haughty daughter is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician's sinister doll...

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Opera de Paris: Snow Maiden

20170425

Opera de Paris: Snow Maiden

The offspring of Spring Beauty and Grandfather Frost, Snegúrochka the Snow Maiden, is protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo, (who vowed to warm her heart when she gets older...

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Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar

20170426

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridor...

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Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra

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Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neg...

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Italia Live: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail

20170619

Italia Live: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail

Die Entfu¨hrung aus dem Serail was written at the order of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II. For source material, Mozart turned to a popular farce of his day about two pairs of European lovers, one nobl...

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Opera de Paris: La Cenerentola

20170620

Opera de Paris: La Cenerentola

‘Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella…” Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed in...

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La Boheme: Live from Taormina

20170705

La Boheme: Live from Taormina

Every summer, the spectacular Teatro Antico di Taormina attracts legions of opera fans with its 2000-year-old stage and its breathtaking Mt. Etna backdrop. On July 5th, fall in love with La bohème - P...

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Salzburg Festival: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

20170710

Salzburg Festival: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

The scene is set by film and opera director Philipp Stölzl, a director whose fascinating vision brings these popular operas to new heights. Starring Jonas Kaufman Cavalleria Rusticana is a one-act ope...

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Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus

20170809

Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and sever...

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