Opera Australia's Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Turandot in cinemas UK & Ireland. 2012-2013

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 28 May 2012 | 2:08:00 pm

“Is it possible to find anything more perfect than every piece in ‘Don Giovanni’? Richard Wagner: Oper und Drama

"Oh, how doubly dear and above all honour is Mozart to me that it was not possible for him to invent music for ‘Tito’ like that of ‘Don Giovanni,’ for ‘Cosi fan tutte’ like that of ‘Figaro’! How shamefully would it have desecrated music!" Richard Wagner: Oper und Drama


This year, Opera Australia will broadcast, for the first time, their CinemaLive opera relay in cinemas in  the UK and Ireland. Included will be their rather fine production of Don Giovanni. Below, is a full list of all operas in the season, the release from Opera Australia plus participating cinemas. I will attempt to provide international dates shortly. Alas, as yet, no news as to whether the Melbourne Ring will be broadcast next year.


Opera Australia and CinemaLive are excited to announce that Opera Australia’s 2012-13 cinema season will be delivered to the UK from the 24th April this year.

The series will consist of some of the world’s favourite operas including three of Puccini’s masterpieces; La bohème, Turandot and the exquisite Madama Butterfly, Mozart’s breathtaking Don Giovanni and Bizet’s captivating imaginings in The Pearlfishers. The series will also feature some ground-breaking new productions including Erick Korngold’s Die tote Stadt directed by the Oscar nominated film director; Bruce Beresford.

A highlight of the series will be Verdi’s La Traviata, on 31st July 2012, performed on a purpose-built, shimmering stage on the waters of The Sydney Harbour on a floating water-stage. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House will provide a magnificent backdrop to this unique production, complete with fireworks – a glittering production, perfectly suited for the silver screen.

For those who don’t fancy travelling 10,000 miles to see the operas live, this series will provide UK audiences with an exciting opportunity to see world-class productions from the other side of the globe.

Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini said of the launch, "I'm delighted that we now have the opportunity for opera lovers in the UK to be able to enjoy some of Opera Australia's most wonderful productions."

 
Cinemas confirmed to take Opera Australia series

Full series:

UK

Showcase cinemas:

Nottingham
Peterborough
Walsall
Leeds
Teesside
Paisley
Reading
Cardiff

Picturehouse Indie:

Station, Richmond
Bognor Picturedrome, Bognor Regis
Pavillion Galashials
Zefierelli’s Ambleside

Odeon:

Basingstoke
Belfast
Cardiff
Panton St.
Derby
Dunfermline
Greenwich
Hull
Kingston
Maidenhead
Milton Keynes
Sheffield
Silverlinks Newcastle
Southampton 

IRELAND
LAKME - CAMEO CINEMAS Carlow
LAKME - CAMEO CINEMAS Tralee
LAKME - CAMEO CINEMAS Wexford
LAKME - CAMEO CINEMAS Kilkenny
LAKME- Dundalk IMC
LAKME - Athlone IMC


Screening dates:
Lakmé 29th May 2012
Don Giovanni 26th June 2012
La Traviata 31st July 2012
Turandot 28th August 2012
Die tote Stadt 27th November 2012
The Pearlfishers 29th January 2013
Madama Butterfly 26th March 2013
 

 More Information: CinemaLive