Live screening from the Royal Opera House (Wednesday).
Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love.
WHY? An intelligent and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance
Live screening (Tuesday). Bizet’s classic opera is a heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence. It is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, starring Anna Goryachova.
WHY? Featuring instantly recognisable numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song
A live screening (Tuesday) of three ballets marking the centenary year of the composer’s birth. Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. The Royal Ballet’s three associate choreographers celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of his music.
WHY? Featuring choreography from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon
A live screening from the Royal Opera House (Wednesday). Phyllida Lloyd’s production of Verdi’s opera on Shakespeare’s tragedy. Macbeth sees Verdi at his most theatrical – it bristles with demonic energy.
WHY? Conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo