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January 2018

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto (Verdi)

Sun, 21st January, 2018 @ 14:00pm - 16:45pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 - £18

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Satellite Screening From The Royal Opera House Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect… David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed…

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February 2018

Royal Opera House: Tosca (Puccini)

Wed, 7th February, 2018 @ 19:15pm - 22:15pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 - £18

  Satellite Screening From The Royal Opera House Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of…

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March 2018

Royal Opera House: Carmen (Bizet)

Sun, 11th March, 2018 @ 14:00pm - 17:20pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 - £18

  Satellite Screening From The Royal Opera House Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never…

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April 2018

Royal Opera House: Macbeth (Verdi)

Wed, 4th April, 2018 @ 19:15pm - 22:35pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 - £18

  Satellite Screening 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’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when…

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