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Christopher Plummer in George Bernard Shaw's

CAESAR & CLEOPATRA

Sunday, June 1 - 1:30pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:00 - no intermission

In George Bernard Shaw’s witty and seductive comedy, the legendary Christopher Plummer plays the Roman emperor Caesar, opposite Tony Award-winning (Book of Mormon) Nikki M. James’s Cleopatra, the enchanting teenaged Queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first encounterunder a desert moon leads to a shift in history as Caesar teaches Cleopatra to overcome her timidity and become a determined player in the game of power politics.

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
LA TRAVIATA

Saturday, June 21 - 11:00am BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:36 with no intermissions
 

LA TRAVIATA directed by Richard Eyre, first debuted in 1994, is now a classic among Covent Garden's productions. It is a traditional setting with an intimate look, where all the artists have plenty of chances to show their own personal charisma.

This encore broadcast of a classic Royal Opera production features the great Antonio Pappano, music director of the Covent Garden, presiding over a vibrant and captivating interpretation of Verdi's masterpiece. In the role of Violetta is Renée Fleming, undisputed star of the Metropolitan of New York with a bright international career. Gifted with a"creamy" voice with a silky timbre, Fleming is an outstanding singer with flawless musical skills. At her side, Joseph Calleja (Alfredo), the Maltese tenor whose voice is one of the most requested in today's opera panorama. To top it all off, the baritone Thomas Hampson from the U.S.A., himself a pillar of the Met, offering his vocal aplomb and aristocratic charisma

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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
HENRY IV, PARTS I & II

PART I
Sunday, June 22 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS
Wednesday, June 25 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

PART II
Sunday, July 27 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS
Wednesday, July 30
- 1:00pm BUY TICKETS


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Running time: 2:50 - plus one intermission

PART I — With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to be paid if he falters. As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff. He is joined by Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

 

PART II — King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Amongst the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets.

As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays..


 


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LINCOLN CENTER presents
Nathan Lane in
THE NANCE


Wednesday, June 25 - 7:00pm BUY TICKETS
Monday, July 14 - 7:00pm BUY TICKETS
Saturday, July 19 - 1:30pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:10 with one intermission



 

Two-time Tony-Award winner and Broadway favorite, Nathan Lane stars in the central role of Chauncey Miles, a burlesque headliner facing a changing world and his own self-loathing. Lane received a Best Actor Tony Award nomination for his performance.

In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called "the nance" was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre - usually played by a straight man.

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.

THE NANCE was the winner of two 2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding Director of a Play: Jack O'Brien and Outstanding Actor in a Play: Nathan Lane. It also won three 2013 Tony Awards:Best Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty, Best Costume Design: Ann Roth, and Best Sound Design: Leon Rothenberg.

"A HEARTFELT NEW PLAY SET IN THE TWILIGHT OF BURLESQUE."
-Brantley, The New York Times

 "NATHAN LANE IS AS HEARTBREAKING AS HE IS HILARIOUS!"-Garder, USAToday





 


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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
MANON LESCAUT

One Broadcast Only
Thursday, July 24 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS


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Running time: 3:00 - plus one intermission

Puccini's first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.

The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent's vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today's audience.

MANON LESCAUTE's sumptuous, richly-coloured score is characterized by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies. Des Grieux expresses his passion for Manon in the Act I aria ‘Vedete? io son fedele’, lively dances evoke Manon’s luxurious life in Paris in Act II, while in the impassioned finale to Act III, ‘Pazza son!’, Des Grieux begs to be allowed to join the imprisoned Manon on her voyage to America. The opera culminates in Manon’s heartbreaking Act IV aria ‘Sola, perduta, abbandonata’, as she contemplates her impending death.

Watch this interview with Director Jonthan Kent.



 


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