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Emerging Pictures Pump Ballet and Opera Into Cinemas

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire April 27, 2011 at 8:47AM

Nearly 20 live HD performances broadcast from the world's leading opera houses and ballet companies make up Emerging Pictures' 2011-2012 "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema" lineup.
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Nearly 20 live HD performances broadcast from the world's leading opera houses and ballet companies make up Emerging Pictures' 2011-2012 "Opera in Cinema" and "Ballet in Cinema" lineup.

Over 250 screens will play host to the series, more than doubling last year's screen count. Operas venues included this season include: Milan’s La Scala, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, and London’s Royal Opera House.

The full schedule for the 2011-2012 Emerging Pictures “Opera in Cinema” and “Ballet in Cinema” season follows:

Opera in Cinema's 2011-2012 Schedule

2011

APRIL 26, The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

LIVE HD Opera from the Teatro Regio di Parma, Parma, Italy

Starring Dmitry Korchak, Bruno Praticò, Ketevan Kemoklidze & Luca Salsi

MAY 1, 2011 Manon, by Jules Massenet

Captured Live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain

Starring Natalie Dessay, Rolando Villazón & Samuel Ramey

MAY 3, Aida LIVE by Giuseppe Verdi

LIVE HD Opera from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Starring Roberto Tagliavini, Luciana D’Intino, Hui He & Marco Berti

JUNE 13, Macbeth LIVE by Giuseppe Verdi

LIVE HD Opera from the Royal Opera House, London, England

Starring Simon Keenlyside

AUGUST 9, Nabucco LIVE by Giuseppe Verdi

LIVE HD Opera from the Taormina Arte Festival

Starring Juan Pons, Chiara Taigi, Maria Guleghina, Francesco D'Ellero Artegna

SEPTEMBER 28, Faust LIVE by Charles-Francois Gounod

LIVE HD Opera from the Royal Opera House, London, England

Starring Vittorio Grigolo, René Pape, Angela Gheorghiu, Carole Wilson, Daniel Grice and Dimitri Hvorostovsky

OCTOBER 2011, (DATE & TIME TBA) La Donna del Lago LIVE by Gioachino Rossini

LIVE HD Opera from Teatro alla Scala

Starring Juan Diego Flórez & Joyce DiDonato

OCTOBER 1, 2011 Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea

Captured Live at the Royal Opera House

Starring Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Olga Borodina, Alessandro Corbelli, Maurizio Muraro, Iain Paton, David Soar, Janis Kelly, Sarah Castle, Bonaventura Bottone

NOVEMBER 1, Tosca, by Giacomo Puccini

Captured Live at the Royal Opera House

Starring Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel & Lukas Jakobski

DECEMBER 7, Don Giovanni LIVE by W.A. Mozart

LIVE HD Opera from Opening Night at Teatro alla Scala

Starring Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel & Elina Garanca Conducted by Daniel Barenboim

2012

JANUARY 1, Cendrillon by Jules Massenet

Captured Live HD Opera from the Royal Opera House

Starring Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote & Eglise Guttiérez

FEBRUARY 1, Il Trittico by Giacomo Puccini

Captured Live HD Opera from the Royal Opera House

Starring Lucio Gallo, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anja Harteros, Anna Larsson, Elena Zilio, Anna Devin

MARCH 13 La Bohème LIVE by Giacomo Puccini

LIVE HD Opera from the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Starring Ramón Vargas & Fiorenza Cedolins

APRIL 17 Rigoletto LIVE by Giuseppe Verdi

LIVE HD Opera from the Royal Opera House

Starring Dimitri Plantanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo, Pablo Bemsch, Christine Rice

Ballet in Cinema 2011-2012 Schedule

2011

MAY 29, COPPÉLIA

LIVE HD Ballet from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow

Original choreography by Marius Petipa recreated by Sergei Vikharev. Music by Leo Delibes. Starring Viacheslav Lopatin and Natalia Osipova

JUNE 19, SWAN LAKE

From the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow

Recorded on September 26, 2010.

Starring Nicolai Tsiskaridze.

JULY 9, CHILDREN OF PARADISE

LIVE HD Ballet from the Paris Opera Ballet

Inspired by Jacques Prévert’s scenario for Marcel Carné’s film, José Martinez brings to life 19th century Paris, revealing a magical and mysterious world.

Choreography by José Martinez. Music by Marc-Olivier Dupin.

OCTOBER 9, ESMERALDA

LIVE HD Ballet from the Bolshoi Ballet

NOVEMBER 20, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

LIVE HD from the Grand Re-Opening of the Bolshoi Theatre

DECEMBER 15, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY LIVE

From the Royal Ballet

Starring Lauren Cuthbertson & Sergei Polunin

DECEMBER 18, THE NUTCRACKER

Captured Live at the Bolshoi Ballet

2012

MARCH 11, LE CORSAIRE

LIVE HD from the Bolshoi Ballet

MARCH 22, ROMEO AND JULIET

LIVE HD from the Royal Ballet

APRIL 29, THE BRIGHT STREAM

LIVE HD from the Bolshoi Ballet

MAY 16, LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE

LIVE HD from the Royal Ballet

June 24, RAYMONDA LIVE

From the Bolshoi Ballet