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Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

20180116

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the fath...

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The Met Live in HD: Tosca

20180127

The Met Live in HD: Tosca

Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a ...

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Royal Opera House: Tosca

20180207

Royal Opera House: Tosca

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the ...

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The Met Live in HD: L'Elisir d'Amore

20180210

The Met Live in HD: L'Elisir d'Amore

The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league - financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the ...

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The Met Live in HD: La Bohème

20180224

The Met Live in HD: La Bohème

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in ...

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Royal Opera House: Carmen

20180306

Royal Opera House: Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet , and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form - numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popula...

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The Met Live in HD: Semiramide

20180310

The Met Live in HD: Semiramide

Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more ...

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The Met Live in HD: Così fan tutte

20180331

The Met Live in HD: Così fan tutte

Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to e...

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Royal Opera House: Macbeth

20180404

Royal Opera House: Macbeth

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth , a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’ . With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave , Verdi set o...

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The Met Live in HD: Luisa Miller

20180414

The Met Live in HD: Luisa Miller

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrig...

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The Met Live in HD: Cendrillon

20180428

The Met Live in HD: Cendrillon

A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her - did all that really happen, or was it just a dream? Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a l...

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