Festival Program


OPERA:


Andrea Chénier

Teatro Alla Scala, Milan

April 2, 2018 (20.30h) Duration: 160 min.

The diva of the 21th century, Anna Netrebko, and her husband Yusif Eyvazov star in Umberto Giordano’s passionate love story during the French Revolution.


Carmen

Bregenz Festival

April 3, 2018 (21.20h) Duration: 160 min.

Staged on Bregenz Festival’s Lake Constance. Es Devlin, set designer for U2, Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Kasper Hollten, opera director of London’s Royal opera House, reinvent Bizet’s masterpiece.

Rigoletto

Gran Teatre Liceu, Barcelona

April 5, 2018 (20.30h) Duration: 170 min.

Javier Camarena premieres as the Duke of Mantua, singing the famous “La Donna è Mobile” in Verdi’s masterful exploration of power, seduction and devastation.


Aida

Beijing Opera. NCPA

April 6, 2018 (18.00h) Duration: 170 min.

A spectacularly cinematographic production of Verdi’s great opera on China’s monumental stage. Starring Hu Wei, Jorge de Leon and conducted by Zubin Mehta.


MUSEUMS:


British Museum presents: Hokusai

April 3, 2018 (16.00h) Duration: 90 min.

Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the lm focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Tokyo.


I, Claude Monet

April 4, 2018 (16.00h) Duration: 90 min.

Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the impressionist who was perhaps the most influential painter of the 19th century.


Michelangelo: Love and Death

April 5, 2018 (16.00h) Duration: 90 min.

A cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome to explore the artist’s life.


Raphael

April 6, 2018 (16.00h) Duration: 80 min.

Raphael Sanzio’s life: from his home in Urbino to the unforgettable years in Florence and the consecration of his art in Rome. The story is told though a total of 20 locations and 70 artworks.


DANCE:


Le Corsaire

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow April 2, 2018 (17.00h) Duration: 180 min.

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions.


Le songe d’une nuit d’été

Opéra National de Paris April 3, 2018 (17.50h) Duration: 120 min.

George Balanchine’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and folly. Featuring costumes and sets designed by C. Lacroix.


The Sleeping Beauty

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow April 4, 2018 (18.00h) Duration: 170 min.

A dreamlike journey through this fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classic ballet.


Don Quixote

Wiener Staatsballett, Vienna April 5, 2018 (18.00h) Duration: 120 min.

“A Don Quixote to love…Legris and company can count the evening a total success” (Die Presse); “a must-see for all our ballet fans” (Kronen Zeitung).


THEATRE:


Cyrano de Bergerac

Comédie Française, Paris April 2, 2018 (20.00h) Duration: 190 min.

Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves…


A woman of no importance

Oscar Wilde Vaudeville Theatre, London April 3, 2018 (20.00h) Duration: 160 min.

Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirises the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class.


The Seagull

Satirikon Theatre, Moscow

April 4, 2018 (20.00h)Duration: 230 min. Yury Butusov’s frenetic production of one of Anton Chekhov’s major plays abounds in an incredible freedom and openness.


Scapin the Schemer

Comédie Française, Paris

April 5, 2018 (20.00h)Duration: 130 min. Octave and Léandre’s amorous intentions are thwarted by two authoritarian fathers determined to marry their sons to two strangers. The young men turn to the wily Scapin for help.