The Live 2017/18 season is set to thrill audiences in more than 1500 cinemas in over 40 countries and The Beehive is one of them! Including some of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet’s much-loved classical repertory, the world’s top ballet and opera stars, and four brand new productions the performances are live from Covent Garden.
A fantastic season of popular classics and highly anticipated new productions with some remarkable productions of timeless classics.
In June World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann made his role debut as Otello, Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera; a passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.
A spell-binding production of The Magic Flute will be shown on Wednesday 20 Sept. Mozart’s glorious opera is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies.
A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera, told in vivid detail in this classic production of La Boheme on Tuesday 3rd October.
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is being performed on Monday 23 October. The balletic re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved story is a fantastical feast for the eyes with projections, tap-dancing and colourful costumes.
The festive family favourite, The Nutcracker on Tuesday 5 December returns after reaching over 130,000 worldwide cinema-goers in December 2016 to enthral with snowflakes, the land of sweets and sensational dancing.
ROH Live Cinema Season celebrates the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein, with two new pieces by associate choreographers of The Royal Ballet Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, with Liam Scarlett’s Age of Anxiety danced to Bernstein’s Symphony No.2 on Tuesday 27 Mar 2018. Continuing to tug at the heart-strings, The Royal Ballet performs the epic Manon on Thursday 3 May, the story of a young girl who pays the ultimate price for choosing wealth and riches over true love. The score by Jules Massenet is sure not to leave a dry eye in the cinema.
Macbeth is being shown on Wednesday 4 Apr 2018. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesize that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’.
The final performance of the Season is the hotly anticipated new staging of Swan Lake (Tuesday 12 June) by Liam Scarlett. Building on the choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett’s interpretation is sure to delight audiences as they see a modern take on arguably the world’s most famous ballet.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see these fabulous atmospheric live performances at The Beehive.