Palace Cinemas in Australia will be presenting a feast of opera and ballet, screening exclusively from 30 Oct 2015 until 3 August 2016 direct from Europe’s finest stages. Venues will include Palace Cinemas in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Canberra. The films include such iconic opera works as Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, and such ballets featured by the Ballets Russes and The Nutcracker, Giselle and Romeo and Juliet.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Royal Ballet, there will be twelve new-season Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions from London’s Covent Garden, including five new productions including Romeo & Juliet, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece made famous by legendary dancers Rudolph Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn. Shakepeare’s great work will be revisited as danced by the brilliant Australian Principal Steven McRae and his beautiful Juliet, American Principal Sarah Lamb.
Six new-season productions from Opéra de Paris and Paris Opera Ballet, direct from Paris’ Opéra Bastille and Palais Garner, includes five new productions with works paying tribute to George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, two great choreographers of Russian origin who led the American School to attain new heights.
For the first time in Australia, productions from Milan’s famous La Scala, Venice’s La Fenice, Rome’s Opera Roma and Turin’s Regio Di Torino, concurrent with their Italian performances. The prestigious event Gala des Étoiles is a highly prestigious event, captured live in high definition.
Other works from the classical repertoire include Carmen, Manon, Swan Lake and Don Quixote. For more details consult the full program of the 2016 Australian Cinema Season: The Royal Opera House, La Scala and Opéra National de Paris | Book Tickets