The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2013-2014 Season
The 2013-2014 Season of Live Metropolitan Opera Performances in HD continues on Saturday February 8, 2014 with:
The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.
Synopsis Available Here
Saturday February 8, 2014
12:55PM 4 Hours
Borodin’s Prince Igor
Saturday March 1, 2014
12:00PM 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Saturday March 15, 2014
12:55PM 3 Hours 15 Minutes
Puccini’s La Bohème
Saturday April 5, 2014
12:55PM 3 Hours 25 Minutes
Mozart’s Così fan tutte
Saturday April 26, 2014
12:55PM 4 Hours 5 Minutes
Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Saturday May 10, 2014
12:55PM 3 Hours 40 Minutes
NT Live: Coriolanus
Thursday January 30 and Sunday February 2, 2014
National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke.
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
Thursday January 30
Sunday February 2
The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
2 Hours 10 Minutes
Saturday December 21 – 1:00PM
Experience the iconic holiday tale on the big screen!
Follow a young girl’s journey as her enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s glittering score. From the very first notes of Tchaikovsky’s overture to The Nutcracker, a sense of mystery and magic pervades the theatre as Herr Drosselmeyer sets in train the events that will see his beloved nephew, Hans Peter, freed from the enchantment of the evil Mouse King by the resourceful Clara. Peter Wright’s classic production, first seen at Covent Garden in 1984, is an essential part of the holidays for audiences of all ages.
Don’t miss your chance to share this holiday tradition with your family on December 21!
National Theatre Live: The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse
Thursday February 27 7:00PM Live
Sunday March 2 1:00PM Encore
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this landmark production!
“The theatre event of the decade.” - Sunday Times
‘A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!” Time Magazine
“Theatrical magic.” New York Times
“Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production”Daily Telegraph
Thursday February 27
Sunday March 2
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Join us with Salisbury Forum on Sunday January 24 at 11:30AM for a very special screening of Girl Rising.
This powerful film focuses on the importance of education for girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Their stories are narrated by celebrated actresses including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchette.
Following the film there will be a Q&A Session with Kayce Freed Jennings, senior producer of Girl Rising
Open to the Public, Free of Charge
Sunday January 26, 2014 at 11:30AM
National Theatre Live: King Lear
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Thursday May 1 at 7:00PM & Sunday May 4 at 1:00PM
National Theatre Live presents King Lear by William Shakespeare.
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.
Thursday May 1
Sunday May 4
Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Join us for the sellout production of Richard II (the fastest selling show in the RSC’s history), with David Tennant in the title role and directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran
Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.
A story of power and plotting, Richard II is the first of Shakespeare’s four plays about the House of Lancaster.
In the presence of King Richard, Henry Bullingbrook (who would eventually be Henry IV) accuses Thomas Mowbray (Duke of Norfolk) of embezzling crown funds and of plotting the death of his uncle, the Duke of Gloucester. They will not be reconciled and are about to fight, but Richard stops them before they can begin.
Sunday December 29
Monday December 30