2017-18 Royal Opera House Cinema Series, Featuring LA BOHEME, CARMEN, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and More, to Hit North American Cinemas

2017-18 Royal Opera House Cinema Series, Featuring LA BOHEME, CARMEN, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and More, to Hit North American Cinemas

The Royal Opera House's 2017/2018 Cinema Series has announced dates and theatres throughout the United States and Canada for screenings of 12 titles, featuring the world's top ballet and opera stars.

The series from London's iconic Covent Garden theatre includes some of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet's much-loved classical repertory, as well as four brand new productions. The season is distributed to cinemas in collaboration with Trafalgar Releasing.

These broadcasts originally screen live in the United Kingdom and subsequently run as recorded presentations in the United States and Canada on a range of dates. A list of theatres and screening dates follows, but cinemagoers can also find screenings near them at the following link: www.roh.org.uk/cinemas.

The Royal Opera titles are Mozart's The Magic Flute, conducted by Julia Jones; a new production of Puccini's La bohème, directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Antonio Pappano; Verdi's Rigoletto, directed by David McVicar; 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.

American tenor Michael Fabiano is featured as Rodolfo in La bohème, and as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto.

The Royal Ballet titles include Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with Zenaida Yanowsky returning to the role of The Red Queen; ­­the holiday classic The Nutcracker, returning after reaching more than 130,000 cinemagoers worldwide last year; 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.

Visit www.roh.org.uk for more information.

The 2017-18 Season is as follows:
Note: Additional dates and theatres will be confirmed throughout the season

Chantilly 13 Montgomery, AL
Patagonia Movie House Patagonia, AZ
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sedona, AZ
Regency Rancho Niguel Laguna Niguel, CA
Royal Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Landmark Clay San Francisco, CA
Regency South Coast Village Santa Ana, CA
Landmark Nick Santa Cruz, CA
The Dairy Center for the Arts Boulder, CO
Landmark Chez Artiste Denver, CO
Showcase Fairfield Fairfield, CT
Bank St Theatre New Milford, CT
Landmark E Street Washington, DC
Silverspot Coconut Creek Coconut Creek, FL
The Landmark at Merrick Park Coral Gables FL
Fleming Island 12 Fleming Island, FL
Tropic Cinema Key West, FL
Boulevard 10 Mirimar Beach, FL
Silverspot Naples Naples, FL
Historic Asolo Theater Sarasota, FL
Movies 400 Cumming, GA
Pearson Lakes Art Center Okoboji, IA
Ovation Cinema Grill 10 Bloomington, IL
Landmark Keystone Indianapolis, IN
Landmark Renaissance Place Highland Park, Chicago IL
Landmark Harbour East Baltimore, MD
Landmark Bethesda Bethesda, MD
Old Greenbelt Theatre Greenbelt MD
Coolidge Corner Theatre Brookline, MA
Showcase Worcester North Worcester, MA
Showcase Woburn Woburn, MA
Landmark Main Art Royal Oak, Detroit, MI
Landmark Lagoon Minneapolis, MN
Oakdale 20 Oakdale, MN
Landmark Tivoli St. Louis, MO
River Street Theatre Jaffrey, NH
The Cary Theater Cary, NC
Silverspot Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
Hopewell Theater Hopewell, NJ
Garden Theatre Princeton, NJ
Rialto Theatre 6 Westfield, NJ
The Screen Santa Fe, NM
Landmark Spectrum 8 Theatres Albany, NY
Showcase Greenburgh Elmsford, NY
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY
Kew Gardens Cinemas Kew Gardens, NY
The Moviehouse Millerton, NY
Landmark Sunshine New York, NY
Jacob Burns Film Centre Pleasantville, NY
The Little Rochester, NY
Pittsford Plaza 9 Rochester, NY
Proctors Schenectady, NY
City Lights Cinema Florence, OR
Lawton Central Mall 12 Lawton, OK
Broadway Metro Eugene, OR
Ross Ragland Theater Klamath Falls, OR
Tilgham Square 8 Allentown, PA
Ambler Theater Ambler, PA
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Bryn Mawr, PA
Landmark Ritz 5 Philadelphia, PA
Landmark Magnolia Dallas, TX
Welder Center Victoria, TX
The Paramount Theater Charlottesville, VA
Court Square Theater Harrisonburg, VA
Alamo Drafthouse Winchester Winchester, VA
Pickford Film Centre Bellingham, WA
Liberty Theatre Camas, WA
Landmark Crest Shoreline, WA
Vashon Theatre Vashon, WA
Power House Theatre Walla Walla, WA
Fitchburg 18 Fitchburg, WI
Landmark Downer Milwaukee, WI

Complexe Alma Alma, QC
Cinema Figaro Amqui, QC
Bytowne Cinema Ottawa Ottawa, ON
Hot Docs Ted Rodgers Cinema Toronto, ON
Cinema Aylmer Gatineau, QC
Cinéma Lido Lévis, QC
Les Arts de la scène Montmagny, QC
Cinema Beaubien Montréal, QC
Cinema Du Parc Montréal, QC
Cinémas Guzzo Montréal, QC
Princess Twin Rivière-du-Loup, QC
Cinéma Des Chutes Quebec, QC
Cinéma Le Clap Quebec, QC
Cinema 7 Valleyfield Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC
La Maison du cinéma Sherbrooke, QC


The Royal Opera
Screenings October 7-November 1
In major markets: October 17

The Royal Opera
LA BOHÈME - Puccini (New Production)
Screenings October 24-November 26
In major markets: November 1

The Royal Ballet
Screenings November 12-December 13
In major markets: December 5

The Royal Ballet
Screenings: December 16-January 10

The Royal Opera
Screenings: February 6-March 6

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

Screenings: April 20-May 20

The Royal Opera
Screenings: April 25-May 25

The Royal Ballet
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

The Royal Opera House presents more than 400 performances at the iconic Covent Garden theatre in London each year, reaching an audience of more than 700,000. Beyond that, people enjoy world class performances of opera and ballet across the globe through ROH Cinema Season, World Ballet Day, Royal Opera House YouTube Channel (over 269,000 subscribers), BP Big Screens and other online and interactive projects. The Royal Opera House plays a leading role through its Learning and Participation programme, community engagement, skills development, professional training and cultural regeneration in the UK.

Since its launch in 2010, Trafalgar Releasing (formally operating as Picturehouse Entertainment) has distributed award-winning feature films including Paul Verhoeven's Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert, BAFTA winner The Imposter; 20,000 Days On Earth, featuring Nick Cave; The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz; Green Room with Patrick Stewart; Todd Solondz', Wiener-Dog, starring Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito; Swiss Army Man with Daniel Radcliffe and Jim Hosking's BIFA-winner debut comedy The Greasy Strangler.

Trafalgar Releasing works with some of the world's most renowned houses & companies; distributing high-profile arts content to cinemas worldwide from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Additionally distributing in the UK, content from the Bolshoi Ballet, Glyndebourne, the National Theatre and the Metropolitan Opera.

In addition, Trafalgar Releasing bring special events to the big screen around the world including Rammstein: Paris, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Gavin Elder's David Gilmour Live at Pompeii and Black Sabbath: The End of The End from Dick Carruthers. Trafalgar Releasing slate includes Monty Python Live (mostly), The Rocky Horror Show Live, Roger Waters The Wall, The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's live season, One More Time With Feeling (a second collaboration with Nick Cave), directed by Andrew Dominik, Alan Bennett's Diaries Live with the BBC, Faber & Faber and Profile Books and John le Carré Live: An Evening with George Smiley with Ink Factory and Fane Productions.

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