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April 2020

  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 GIACOMO PUCCINI Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns with star soprano Anna Netrebko as the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 24th January '20 2pm-4pm. For more information, click HERE.

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  Broadcast followed by Live Q&A* Honest, revealing and urgent, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a powerful first-hand account of humanity's impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations. One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement. In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world…

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  LIVE BROADCAST This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius…

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  THE ROYAL OPERA CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI Live Broadcast Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense…

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May 2020

  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 GAETANO DONIZETTI Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 24th January '20 2pm-4pm. For more information, click HERE.

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  National Theatre Live The Welkin a new play by Lucy Kirkwood One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to…

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  THE ROYAL BALLET THE DANTE PROJECT (WORLD PREMIERE) Live Broadcast Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love…

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June 2020

  Broadcast Live Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this moving new production imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with the horrors of The Handmaid's Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore. King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy, but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late? A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.…

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  THE ROYAL OPERA ELEKTRA (NEW PRODUCTION) Live Broadcast Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera…

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  Leopoldstadt A new play by Tom Stoppard Directed by Patrick Marber Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. We follow his family’s…

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