A Midsummer’s Opera Gala – 7.30pm

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Current Young Artist at the National Opera Studio and former Monmouth School pupil Andrew Henley presents an evening of operatic classics, performed by artists from the NOS and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Glorious music by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Bizet and many others will be brought to you by some of the best young singers in the UK.

ROH – Mayerling Ballet – 7.15pm

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Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet inspired by true events.

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth,haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.

Met Opera: Fanciulla Del West – 5.55pm

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La Fanciulla del West

Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril.

Ballet Theatre UK: Beauty and the Beast – 3pm

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Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, “Beauty and the Beast”. Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster.

A Very Pirate Panto – 7pm

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A Very Pirate Panto   Buy Tickets here   Set sail for swashbuckling festive family fun!  

Follow the beautiful Princess Holly and her doting Mum Ivy as they take to the high seas in pursuit of hidden treasure… but will their dreams be shipwrecked at the hands of the ‘slightly evil’ Captain Constantine Claus.

Met Opera: La Traviata – 5.55pm

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La Traviata

New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego Flórez—declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him.

But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken— – and bent on revenge.

Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons.

Tickets £18, Concessions £17, Special Offer £15 (when you buy 4 different ROH or Met Opera tickets together)

 

Met Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur – 5.55pm

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Adriana Lecouvreur

For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera.

Adriana is adored by many but loves only Maurizio, sung by tenor  (Piotr Beczała), who adores her in return. Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his previous lover, the Princess de Bouillon— mezzo-soprano (Anita Rachvelishvili). When the princess discovers that Adriana is her rival, she takes desperate measures of her own.

In this new production directed by Sir David McVicar, the action is partially set in a working replica of a baroque theatre. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the riveting score.

Tickets £18, Concessions £17. Offer £15 when you buy 4 different ROH or Met Opera tickets together. (Only available through the Box Office.)

 

Met Opera: Carmen – 5.55pm

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Carmen

Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion.

Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious Carmen gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo—bass  (Alexander Vinogradov). She has ruined his life, but still Don José adores her, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe.  

Composer Bizet died just three months after Carmen’s disastrous premiere, never knowing that his creation would become one of the most popular operas of all time.

Tickets £18, Concessions £17. Offer £15 when you buy 4 different ROH or Met Opera tickets together. (Only available through the Box Office.)

 

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