Met Opera Live in HD 23-24 Season

VERDI

La Forza del Destino

Saturday, March 9 • 9am
Wednesday, March 13 • 12 & 6pm

Not Rated

262 mins

Opera

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen, following a string of recent Met triumphs, in her role debut as the noble Leonora. Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world… MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

Vanya

Thursday, March 21 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

100 mins

Theater, Drama

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions…MORE INFO

Met Opera Live in HD 23-24 Season

GOUNOD

Roméo et Juliette

Saturday, March 23 • 10am
Wednesday, March 27 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

211 mins

Opera

Two singers at the height of their powers—soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s Shakespeare adaptation, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores… MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

King Lear

Thursday, April 11 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

227 mins

Theater

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’…MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

The Motive and the Cue

Thursday, April 18 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

160 mins

Theater

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel…MORE INFO

Met Opera Live in HD 23-24 Season

PUCCINI

La Rondine

Saturday, April 20 • 10am
Wednesday, April 24 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

262 mins

Opera

Puccini’s bittersweet love story makes a rare Met appearance, with soprano Angel Blue starring as the sophisticated French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his company debut as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess… MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

Hamlet

Thursday, May 2 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

217 mins

Theater, Drama

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament…MORE INFO

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PUCCINI

Madama Butterfly

Saturday, May 11 • 10am
Wednesday, May 15 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

180 mins

Opera

In her Met debut, Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the trusting geisha at the heart of Puccini’s tragedy. Tenor Jonathan Tetelman is the callous American naval officer Pinkerton whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong is the steadfast maid Suzuki… MORE INFO

National Theatre Live

Nye

Thursday, June 6 • 1 & 7pm

Not Rated

160 mins

Theater

From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence on our country without ever being Prime Minister Confronted with death, Nye’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey…MORE INFO