Royal Opera House 2023/24 Season Now On Sale!
12 August 2023
Royal Opera House announces 2023/24 international Cinema Season
The Royal Opera House is delighted to announce that its next Cinema Season which will broadcast 13 productions at the Station Cinema. The programme offers audiences the best seat in the house – sharing the joy of live performance, and the beauty of world class art.
The Season begins in September with a bold new imagining of Wagner's first chapter of the Ring cycle, Das Rheingold. The production – a massive undertaking for any opera house – is sung by an outstanding cast that includes Christopher Maltman as Wotan and Christopher Purves as Alberich.
Over autumn, the Cinema Season includes a live broadcast of Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amour, Don Quixote for The Royal Ballet, and of course the traditional December production, The Nutcracker to put us in a festive spirit.
The new year kicks off with a special screening of Rusalka, filmed in London in early 2023. Following that are live broadcasts of two of the Royal Opera House’s most beloved productions: Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon in February 2024, celebrating its 50th anniversary; and Moshe Leiser’s and Patrice Caurier’s Madama Butterfly in March 2024.
Over the remainder of spring, The Royal Ballet shine in a live broadcast of MacMillan Celebrated – a mixed programme that includes Requiem, Danses Concertantes and Different Drummer, as well as in Swan Lake, a repertory favourite full of enchanting solos.
In May, Aigul Akhmetshina performs the title role in Damiano Michieletto's poetic, contemporary staging of Bizet's beloved Carmen, and later that month an adaptation of Shakespeare’s late romance The Winter’s Tale celebrates its 10th anniversary.
The Season ends with two extraordinary final broadcasts. For the first time ever, the Royal Opera House has partnered with Sadler's Wells and Universal Music UK to bring cinema goers Message In A Bottle – the acclaimed dance theatre production by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, set to the music of Grammy Award-winning artist Sting.
The production, filmed in 2022, tells a tale of loss, fear, survival, hope and love, and features new arrangements of many of Sting’s best-known songs: 'Every Breath You Take', 'Roxanne', 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' and 'Fields of Gold'.
Following that, and closing the series, is a live broadcast of David McVicar’s Andrea Chénier – a production that sees Antonio Pappano, in his 23rd and final year as Music Director.
Tickets are on sale now, and you can click here to get your seats. Advance booking is highly recommended as these shows often sell out at the Station Cinema.