2017/2018 Royal Opera House Cinema Series Continues With David McVicar's Production Of Verdi's RIGOLETTO

The Royal Opera House's 2017/2018 Cinema Series continues with director David McVicar's production of Giuseppe Verdi's RIGOLETTO, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo's play, Le roi s'amuse.

Conductor is Alexander Joel, revival director is Justin Way. Set designer is Michael Vale, costume designer is Paule Constable, movement director is Leah Hausman, revival movement director is Jo Meredith. The Royal Opera Chorus director is William Spaulding. Co-concert master is Sergey Levitin. The production was directed for the screen by Francesca Kemp.

The cast features Michael Fabiano (Duke of Mantua), Luis Gomes (Matteo Borsa, a courtier), Simon Shibambu (Count Ceprano, a courtier), Jacquelyn Stucker (Countess Ceprano), Dimitri Platanias (Rigoletto, Court Jester), Dominic Sedgwick (Marullo, Court Poet), James Rutherford (Count Monterone), Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile, A professional assassin), Lucy Crowe (Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter), Kathleen Wilkinson (Giovanna, Gila's nurse), Louise Armit (Page), Olle Zetterström (Court Usher), and Nadia Krasteva (Maddalena, Sparafucile's sister), with the Royal Opera chorus as ladies and gentlemen of the court and servants.

The remaining Royal Opera titles are Puccini's Tosca, directed by Jonathan Kent; Bizet's Carmen, in Barrie Kosky's acclaimed, unconventional production from Frankfurt; and Verdi's Macbeth, conducted by Antonio Pappano, with Anna Netrebko taking on the role of Lady Macbeth for the first time at Covent Garden.

The Royal Ballet titles include ­­Christopher Wheeldon's Olivier Award-winning ballet based on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, with a score by Joby Talbot; a triple bill celebrating the centenary of American composer Leonard Bernstein, featuring the premiere of two new works by associate choreographers of The Royal Ballet Wayne McGregor, Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, and Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate, and Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett's Age of Anxiety, set to Bernstein's Symphony No. 2 completing the bill; a Kenneth MacMillan Celebration, with the epic Manon, featuring the score by Jules Massenet; and the eagerly anticipated new production of Swan Lake, by Liam Scarlett, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

2017/2018 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CINEMA SERIES

The Royal Opera
TOSCA - Puccini
Screenings: February 28-March 28

The Royal Ballet
THE WINTER'S TALE - Christopher Wheeldon
Screenings: March 21-April 21

The Royal Opera
CARMEN - Bizet
Screenings: March 27-April 27

The Royal Ballet
BERNSTEIN CELEBRATION
NEW McGREGOR / NEW WHEELDON / THE AGE OF ANXIETY
Screenings: April 20-May 20


The Royal Opera
MACBETH - Verdi
Screenings: April 25-May 25


The Royal Ballet
MACMILLAN: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION
MANON - Kenneth MacMillan

Screenings: May 24-June 24
The Royal Ballet
SWAN LAKE - Liam Scarlett after Petipa and Ivanov (New Production)
Screenings: July 3-August 3

LIST OF SCREENINGS FOR RIGOLETTO IN THE U.S. AND CANADA:

Chantilly 13

Montgomery, AL

Feb 17, 21

Landmark Shattuck

Berkeley, CA

Feb 13

Arena Cinelounge Sunset

Hollywood, CA

Feb 12 -14

Regency Rancho Niguel

Laguna Niguel, CA

Feb 11, 13

Royal Theatre

Los Angeles, CA

Feb 14

Tower Reading Cinemas

Sacramento, CA

Feb 13, 21

Landmark Hillcrest

San Diego, CA

Feb 13

Landmark Clay

San Francisco, CA

Feb 13

Smith Rafael Film Center

San Rafael, CA

Feb 18

Regency South Coast Village

Santa Ana, CA

Feb 11, 13

Landmark Nickelodeon

Santa Cruz, CA

Feb 13

The Dairy Center for the Arts

Boulder, CO

Feb 18, 21

Landmark Chez Artiste

Denver, CO

Feb 13

Landmark E Street

Washington, DC

Feb 13

Prado Stadium 12/VIP

Bonita Springs FL

Feb 8, 11

The Landmark At Merrick Park

Coral Gables FL

Feb 13

Fleming Island 12

Fleming Island, FL

Feb 17, 21

Tropic Cinema

Key West, FL

Feb 6, 11

MDC's Tower Theater

Miami, FL

Feb 19

Boulevard 10

Mirimar Beach, FL

Feb 17, 21

Landmark Midtown Art

Atlanta, GA

Feb 13

Movies 400

Cumming, GA

Feb 17, 21

Ovation Cinema Grill 10

Bloomington, IL

Feb 17, 21

Landmark Renaissance Place

Highland Park, IL

Feb 13

Landmark Keystone

Indianapolis, IN

Feb 13

Pearson Lakes Art Center

Okoboji, IA

Feb 15

Landmark Harbour East

Baltimore, MD

Feb 13

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline, MA

Feb 10

Showcase Woburn

Woburn, MA

Feb 5

Landmark Main Art

Detroit, MI

Feb 13

Landmark Lagoon

Minneapolis, MN

Feb 13

Mounds View 15

Moundsview, MN

Feb 17, 21

Landmark Tivoli

St. Louis, MO

Feb 13

Oakdale 20

Oakdale, MN

Feb 17, 21

Rialto Theatre 6

Westfield, NJ

Feb 17, 21

The Screen

Santa Fe, NM

Feb 18

Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres

Albany, NY

Feb 13

Landmark at 57 West

New York, NY

Feb 13

Quad Cinema

New York, NY

Feb 13

Kew Gardens Cinemas

Kew Gardens, NY

Feb 25

The Little

Rochester, NY

Feb 17, 20

Proctors

Schenectady, NY

Feb 8

Lawton Central Mall 12

Lawton, OK

Feb 17, 21

Broadway Metro

Eugene, OR

Feb 10, 15

City Lights Cinema

Florence, OR

Feb 7, 10

Tilghman Square 8

Allentown, PA

Feb 17, 21

Ambler Theater

Ambler, PA

Feb 11

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr, PA

Feb 18

Landmark Magnolia

Dallas, TX

Feb 13

Angelika Mosaic

Fairfax, VA

Feb 13, 21

Alamo Drafthouse Winchester

Winchester, VA

Feb 12, 21

Pickford Film Centre

Bellingham, WA

Feb 11

Liberty Theatre

Camas, WA

Feb 18

Landmark Crest

Shoreline, WA

Feb 13

Fitchburg 18

Fitchburg, WI

Feb 17, 21

Landmark Downer

Milwaukee, WI

Feb 13

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Toronto

Feb 11

Cinema 7 Valleyfield

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Feb 4, 8

Complexe Alma

Alma

Feb 11

Cinema Figaro

Amqui

Feb 17

Cinéma Des Chutes

Québec

Feb 3, 6, 8

Ciné-Centre Sept-Îles

Sept-Îles, QC

Feb 14

Ciné-Centre Baie-Comeau

Baie-Comeau, QC

Feb 14

Cinema Magog

Magog, QC

Feb 14



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