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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Sunday, March 22 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:15 - plus one intermission

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing). Christopher's directing credits include The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare's Globe as well as The Madness of George III and Spamalot in the West End.

Co presented by the National WWI Museum
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Captured Live: Febraury 2015

 


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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Donizetti's
L'ELISIR D'AMORE

Sunday, March 29 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:25 - plus one intermission

Laurent Pelly's acclaimed production of Donizetti's opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine.

L'elisir d'amore is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas. It combines a touching love story and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including the much-loved aria 'Una furtiva lagrima'. The opera's premiere in Milan in 1832 was a triumph and secured Donizetti's place as one of the leading Italian opera composers of his day.

The Royal Opera's charming production is set in the sun-drenched countryside of 1950s Italy, complete with haystacks, Vespas and even a stray dog. It is injected with lively, visual humour, from Nemorino's tipsy clowning to Dulcamara's lumbering truck from which he sells his quack remedies. Donizetti deftly brings his characters alive with a sparkling score: Nemorino's love for Adina is expressed through lyrical arias; Adina's animated, flamboyant style softens as her feelings towards Nemorino begin to change and all the while Dulcamara endlessly chatters away with irrepressible self-belief.

Featuring Bryn Terfel in the role of the crafty doctor performing for the first time with the Royal Opera.

Captured Live: November 2014

 


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GLOBE THEATRE
THE DUCHESS OF MALFI

Thursday, April 9 - 7:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:20 - plus one intermission

The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

Featuring Hollywood star Gemma Arterton in the title role, is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters, all lit by playwright John Webster’s obsessional imagination. This most intimate Jacobean tragedy is the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely in candlelight

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Captured Live: February 2015

 


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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON
(Much Ado About Nothing)

Sunday, April 19 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:15 - plus one intermission

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened - before peace ultimately wins out. Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare's matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places.

Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly attributed to it during Shakespeare's lifetime.

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Captured Live: March 2015

 


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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
ANDREA CHENIER

Saturday, April 18 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS
Tuesday, April 21 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:25 - plus one intermission

Don’t miss the new Royal Opera production of Umberto Giordano’s passionate French Revolution drama. Described in the Telegraph as ‘gold-plated’, the cast includes Jonas Kaufmann in the title role as the idealistic poet Chénier, with Eva-Maria Westbroek as his aristocratic love Maddalena. Jealous servant-turned-official Carlo Gérard is played by Serbian baritone Željko Lučić. Antonio Pappano conducts. Join us for this vocal and visual signature production by the Royal with stunning sets and costumes.

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Captured Live: January 2015

 


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ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Elaine Paige's Farewell Concert:
"I'm Still Here!"

Tuesday, May 12 - 7:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:15 - plus one intermission

The incomparable Elaine Paige brings her sellout Farewell Concert: I’m Still Here from the Royal Albert Hall to the big screen. The concert features the BBC Concert Orchestra, with ‘The First Lady of British Musical Theatre’ performing highlights from her extraordinary 50 year career, which included originating the roles of Eva Peron in Evita, Grizabella in Cats and Florence in Chess.

Full of great musical moments including her signature renditions of Memory, I Know Him So Well and As If We Never Said Goodbye.; and Special guest tenor Gardar Thor Cortes, the evening finishes with a special treat for fans as Elaine creates all-new memories, performing and chatting from London with Richard E Grant, where she’ll be reflecting on her illustrious career. 

Award-winning Elaine Paige, actress, singer, producer, radio presenter, has made a unique and major contribution to the development and production of the stage musical.

She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation – Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy, Evita, Cats, Chess, Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard, The King & I, Sweeney Todd, The Drowsy Chaperone and most recently Follies. She has defined them, set standards, and in 1995 was awarded an OBE for services to Musical Theatre by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A thrilling live performer, Elaine has performed in concert all over the world; she has recorded 21 solo albums and earned eight consecutive gold and four multi-platinum discs and has achieved chart topping hits.  Elaine also continues to be one of the star presenters on BBC Radio 2 with her own lunchtime show, Elaine Paige On Sunday, which is now in its 10th year and regularly attracts over 2 million listeners each week.

Captured Live: April 2015

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ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA
BENVENUTO CELLINI
directed by Monty Python's Terry Gilliam

Wednesday, May 13 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS
Sunday, May 17 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:55 - plus one intermission

Following his sell-out production of The Damnation of Faust, director Terry Gilliam and ENO Music Director Edward Gardner reunite to forge this remarkable new production of Berlioz's rarely-performed BENVENUTO CELLINI.

Gilliam's inexhaustible imagination is unleashed on the outrageous autobiography of celebrated 16-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. It's a tale of thwarted love, elopement, intrigue, disguise, and mistaken identity, which also features dazzling visual set pieces including a wild Mardi Gras carnival.

Two entwined plots - Cellini's love for Teresa and his triumphant fulfilment of a commission to cast a bronze statue of Perseus - provide the framework for some of Berlioz's most vibrant, swashbuckling and tender music, thrillingly conducted by Edward Gardner. The stellar cast is led by rising tenor Michael Spyres in the title role, with the stunning soprano Corinne Winters (who performed Violetta in last year's acclaimed La traviata) as Cellini's lover, Teresa. ENO favourite Willard White returns to the company to add Pope Clement VII to his already extensive list of roles.

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Captured Live: June 2014
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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER

Wednesday, May 27 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:25 - plus one intermission

Wagner’s first masterpiece explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good woman, and the lonely girl who longs to save him, Wagner created two unforgettable characters operating near the limits of human emotion.

Tim Albery’s atmospheric 2009 modern-dress staging provides an ideal platform on which Bryn Terfel’s turbulent Dutchman and Adrianne Pieczonka’s visionary Senta will explore their passions and struggle to find salvation in a hostile world. Admired for his Wagner interpretations with the CBSO and at Bayreuth, Andris Nelsons returns to steer the orchestra through Wagner’s stormy score.

Captured Live: February 2015

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GLOBE THEATRE
JULIUS CAESAR

Sunday, May 31 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 3:00 - including one intermission

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed Ð which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar's nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar's ghost be avenged?

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare's tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power with themes that still resonate even today. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging, and Dominic Dromgoole's impassioned interpretation of one of Shakespeare's classic plays showcased "a rapport between the performers and the audience that feels genuinely magical" (Daily Telegraph).


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Captured Live: October 2014

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ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
directed by M
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Wednesday, June 3- 1:00pm BUY TICKETS
Sunday, June 7 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:20 - plus one intermission

Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE comes to the English National Opera in a highly anticipated new production from renowned film maker and director Mike Leigh.

This much-loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humor and razor-sharp wit and features a sparkling score chock-full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes.

With stylish designs from Alison Chitty, this vibrant production is conducted by David Parry. The superb cast includes the ever-versatile Andrew Shore as the very model of a modern Major-General, Jonathan Lemalu as the affectionate parody of the British bobby, Robert Murray as the innocent pirate-apprentice Frederic, and Rebecca de Pont Davies as the older woman who has designs on him.

Captured Live: May 2015

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