Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau strikes all the right chords this month with Semiramide, releasing 07 April 2018; and Così fan tutte, releasing 28 April 2018. Stay true to your opera fetish with an amazing Met Opera line-up at your nearest Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau theatre where you can witness opera come alive and ignite your vocals for a grand finale of The Met: Live in HD 2017-18 season in May 2018.
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. Semiramide is the culmination of the Italian phase of Rossini’s monumental yet unusual career. He had already produced such immortal comedies as Il Barbiere di Siviglia and L’Italiana in Algeri, but in the early 19th century he was celebrated above all else for his tragedies—none more so than Semiramide. For decades after its premiere, the opera swept through the music capitals of Europe and beyond, enthralling audiences with its urgent, transcendentally beautiful use of melody; undeniably exhilarating drama; and, most importantly, astonishing vocal displays.
Screening date: 07 April 2018.
ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HOURS 29 MINUTES WITH ONE INTERMISSION
Così fan tutte
A collaboration with Improbable, is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera. A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera. David Robertson conducts.
Screening date: 28 April 2018
ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES WITH ONE INTERMISSION.
All films will show at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor sites: Rosebank Nouveau, Gateway Commercial, Brooklyn Nouveau and V&A Waterfront Nouveau. At Somerset and Blue Route Mall in Cape Town, Bedford Square in Johannesburg and Garden Route Mall in George.
Audiences can also look forward to two remaining exciting productions in May 2018.
Season at a Glance: The Met: Live in HD 2017-18
- Luisa Miller (12 May 2018)
- Cendrillon (26 May 2018)
Bookings are now open
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