James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane.
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Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met's first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel's first operatic triumph.Harry Bicket c
Award-winning, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L'Opera de Quebec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.Inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman, the Captain of a ghostly ship wh
Beethoven's only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as 'Fidelio') who daringly sets out to rescue him.
Liam Scarlett's glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.
The story of Christ's death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.
Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko returns in the title role as the explosive diva in Puccini's best-loved operatic thriller.Based in Rome during the Napoleonic wars, this tragic tale of passion, murder, lust and love, set against a famously romantic score, is an enduring classic.Bertrand de Billy c
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.
Richard the Lionheart is dead. His brother John is King of England.