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Met Opera Winter Encores 2014 – Romeo et Juliette

Charles Gounod’s

Roméo and Juliette

Screening from October 11, 2014

The world’s most famous love story comes to operatic life with superstars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed young couple. Their performances brought audiences to their feet in both the opera house and in movie theaters. Gounod’s ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare also features Nathan Gunn as Mercutio and Plácido Domingo on the podium.

Originally screened in the 2010-2011 season

Running time: 3 hours 2 minutes including intermission

Return to Met Opera Winter Encores season and participating cinemas


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Met Opera Winter Encores July – October 2014


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Guiseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto

Screening from July 26, 2014
Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Željko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda. Originally screened in 2012-2013 season.

Guiseppe Verdi’s Otello

Screening from August 16, 2014

Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha in the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Renée Fleming. Conducted by Seymon Bychkov, and directed by Elijah Moshinsky. Originally screened in 2012-2013 season.

Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others

The Enchanted Island

Screening from September 13, 2014

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-wordly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Originally screened in 2011-2012 season.

Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

Screening from October 11, 2014

Gounod’s ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare is an ideal vehicle for star soprano Anna Netrebko and the remarkable tenor Roberto Alagna, both of whom bring their incandescent appeal to the title roles. The irresistible Nathan Gunn is Mercutio and Plácido Domingo presides on the podium.  Conductor: Plácido Domingo; Production: Guy Joosten; Anna Netrebko, Isabel Leonard, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, Robert Lloyd. Originally screened in 2010-2011 season.

All operas are subtitled in English.
Dates and production details are subject to change without notice.


VIC: Cinema Nova, Rosebud Cinemas

NSW: Cremorne Orpheum, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Palace Chauvel, Event Cinemas Castle Hill, Greater Union Newcastle, Scotty’s Cinema Centre – Raymond Terrace, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, BCC Cinemas Coffs Harbour, Cinemax Cinemas Kingscliff, Majestic Cinemas Nambucca Heads, Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie

ACT: Dendy Canberra

QLD: Palace Centro, Dendy Portside, BCC Cinemas Toowoomba Strand, Noosa 5 Cinemas, BCC Cinemas Maroochydore, Gold Coast Arts Centre

SA: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

WA: Luna Cinemas Leederville, Luna on SX

TAS: MONA – Museum of Old and New Art

Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet


By William Shakespeare
Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad
Directed by David Leveaux
Screening from 17 May, 2014


‘Orlando Bloom sets hearts racing!’ The Hollywood Reporter
‘Genuinely luminous’ The New York Times
‘Orlando Bloom roars onto the stage!’ Associated Press
‘Condola Rashad is a radiant Juliet’ Entertainment Weekly

Prejudice. Anger. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time…

Filmed live on Broadway and starring the British actor Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, this dazzling new production of Romeo and Juliet is a modern take on one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. Staged on Broadway for the first time in 36 years, director David Leveaux brings a dynamic energy and contemporary setting to his interpretation of this eternally tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.  With 2014 marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet will appeal both to the regular theatre-goer and those coming to Shakespeare for the very first time.


VIC: Cinema Nova, Village Rivoli Cinemas, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Balwyn, Sorrento Athenaeum, Upper Yarra Arts Centre and The Memo Healesville

NSW: Dendy Opera Quays, Cremorne Orpheum, Dendy Newtown, Palace Norton Street, Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, Event Cinemas Castle Hill, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Palace Byron Bay, Greater Union Newcastle

ACT: Dendy Canberra, Palace Electric

QLD: Dendy Portside, Palace Barracks, Noosa 5 Cinemas, BCC Toowoomba Strand Cinema, BCC Pacific Fair

SA: Palace Nova Eastend, Event Cinemas Marion

WA: Luna Cinemas Windsor

TAS: State Cinema




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Bolshoi Ballet 2012-2013 new season


10 & 11 November
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16 & 17 February
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30 & 31 March
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(replacing The Rite of Spring)

11 & 12 May
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29 & 30 June
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Cinema Nova
Village Cinemas Rivoli
Palace Dendy Brighton
Sorrento Athenaeum

Cremorne Orpheum
Dendy Opera Quays
Palace Chauvel Cinema
Riverside Theatre Parramatta
Palace Byron Bay
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

Dendy Cinemas Canberra

Dendy Portside
Palace Centro

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

Luna Windsor Cinemas, Nedlands

MONA – Museum of Old & New Art


Bolshoi Ballet – Romeo and Juliet

29 & 30 June 2013

Running time: 2h25 with 1 intermission (approx, subject to change)


Libretto by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov, Adrian Piotrovsky after the play of the same name by William Shakespeare in Yuri Grigorovich’s version
Music: Sergei PROKOFIEV
Choreographer: Yuri GRIGOROVICH
Assistant choreographer: Vasily VOROKHOBKO
Scenery and costumes: Simon VIRSALADZE
Lighting designer: Mikhail SOKOLOV
Music director: tbc
With the Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
With the Bolshoi soloists and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet

Based on the play by William Shakespeare,  Romeo and Juliet is one of the most popular ballets in the world. Nevertheless, its creation was difficult. Originally commissioned by the Leningrad Kirov Ballet in 1934, Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet did not premiere at the Kirov stage until 1940 and at the Bolshoi until 1946. Indeed, the 2 companies first refused the theme, then the steps, which ballet dancers declared indansable and finally, the partition, deemed inaudible. Today, this ballet is now considered to be Prokofiev’s most valued piece of work because of the high melodic inspiration, the great variety of rhythms and the memorable main characters. In 1978, Yuri Grigorovich revived Sergei Prokofiev’s production for the Paris Opera, which opened later at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1979. Today’s choreographic version is a revival of this first production. It premiered on April 21, 2010 at the Bolshoi Theatre. In this version, Shakespeare’s tragedy has become extremely abstract. Shakespeare’s world has been generalized, cleared of everyday matters liberating the stage of any details not connected with the main theme. Grigorovich developed the main character from his personal memories of Natalia Bessmertnova, his very first Juliet (1978), and main inspiration.

To Prince Escalus’ dismay, the rivalry between the Capulets and Montagues brings bloodshed to the city of Verona. Romeo, heir of the Montagues, is distraught as his love for Rosaline is not returned. To console him, his friend Mercutio persuade him to attend the ball Capulet has organised to find possible suitors for his daughter Juliet. Romeo attends the ball incognito at the Capulet house. However, when Romeo meets Juliet, the two fall instantly in love with each other. They are overwhelmed when they discover they belong to two rival families..


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Ballet 2012: Roméo et Juliette

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June
(Check with your local participating cinema for any additional screenings)

Performed by l’Opéra national de Paris
Choreography and direction: Sasha Waltz (Opéra national de Paris, 2007)
Music: Hector Berlioz
Set design: Pia Maier-Schriever, Thomas Schenk and Sasha Waltz
Costumes: Bernd Skodzig
Lighting: David Finn
With Etoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet
With Paris Opera Orchestra, conducted by Vello Pähn

Symphonie Dramatique, Op. 17 (1839
Text by Emile Deschamps after William Shakespeare

The legend of the martyred lovers of Verona, immortalised by Shakespeare, is revisited for the Paris Opera Ballet by one of the key figures of contemporary dance, Sasha Waltz. To Berlioz’s dramatic symphony, combining music, song and dance, the choreographer evokes all the emotion inherent in this tragic love story.

Running time: 2 hours


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Ballet 2011-2012: Captured Live in HD

Direct from the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris

NOVEMBER 2011 – JULY 2012

Screening concurrently with the international seasons

Experience the best new ballet from the most prestigious companies in the world


Nutcracker – Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November 2011

The Sleeping Beauty – Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 February 2012

Le Corsaire – Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April 2012

Raymonda – Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July 2012


Roméo et Juliette – Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June 2012


VIC: Cinema Nova, Village Rivoli, Palace Dendy Brighton, Sorrento Athenaeum, Theatre Royal Castlemaine, Sun Theatre Bairnsdale

NSW: Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, Dendy Opera Quays, Chauvel Cinema, Riverside Theatre Parramatta, Arcadia Twin Cinema Ulladulla, Narooma Cinema, Town Hall Theatre Temora, Scotty’s Cinema Centre Raymond Terrace

QLD: Palace Centro, Dendy Portside, BCC Maroochydore

ACT: Dendy Canberra

SA: Palace Nova Eastend

WA: Windsor Cinemas Nedlands

TAS: CMAX Devonport