Opera in Cinema at Columbia College Chicago in conjunction with Emerging Pictures is back with a season chock full of stunning Hi-Definition operas from Europe’s landmark theatres. Tickets for all screenings are on sale now and are available for purchase through our ticket broker – Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets may be purchased on-line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/15985 or by calling their 24-hour ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
Opera in Cinema 2012 Schedule
Manon Jan 3 @ 7 PM / Jan 8 @ 2 PM Tickets $20
Massenet’s passionate and tragic Manon stars three of today’s operatic luminaries: Rolando Villazón as Chevalier Des Grieux, Samuel Ramy as his father, and the incomparable coloratura Natalie Dessay as Manon herself. From the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.
Sung in French with English subtitles. Running time 2 hrs 55 mins + one intermission.
Cendrillon Jan 24 @ 7 PM/Jan 29 @ 2 PM Tickets $20For the first time ever, The Royal Opera presents the story of Cinderella as told in Massenet’s opera Cendrillon. Musical highlights include the fairy godmother’s airy coloratura, the orchestral dances of the ball, the March of the Princesses, and of course rapturous duets between Prince and Cendrillon.
Sung in French with English subtitles. Running time 2 hrs 50 mins including intermission.
The Barber of Seville Feb 14 @ 7 PM / Feb 19 @ 2 PM Tickets $20Rossini’s charming comedy is sure to leave you singing “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” – just one of this opera’s many memorable tunes. A truly Italiante spectacle, performed on the classic stage of the Teatro Regio di Parma in Parma, Italy. Starring Luca Salsi as the rapscallion barber Figaro and Ketevan Kemoklidze as the clever beauty Rosina.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Running time 2 hrs 35 mins + 1 intermission.
Il Trittico Feb 21 @ 7 PM / Feb 26 @ 2 PM Tickets $20This is The Royal Opera’s first complete presentation of Puccini’s Il Trittico since 1965. Il Trittico (’the triptych’), unveiled at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in 1918, represented an operatic departure. Instead of a single evening-length narrative, Puccini offered three contrasting one-act works. Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anja Harteros, Lucio Gallo and Francesco Demuro.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Running time 3 hrs 45 mins including 2 intermissions.
Macbeth Mar 6 @ 7 PM / Mar 11 @ 2 PM Tickets $20
Verdi’s most evocative music brings Shakespeare’s drama to life on the stage of The Royal Opera House. Macbeth stars British baritone Simon Keenlyside as the titular tormented ruler of Scotland.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Running time 2 hrs 41 mins + 1 intermission.
Salome vMar 20 @ 7 PM / Mar 25 @ 2 PM Tickets $20Strauss’ well-known and controversial opera. There are no “arias” per se, and no catchy melodies. The entire opera is 100 solid minutes of rapturous music, with no obvious breaks for applause and no intermission. The opera is based on the play of the same name by Oscar Wilde. Wilde based the play on an obscure Bible story. From the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and starring Erika Sunnegardh, Mark S. Doss and Robert Brubaker.
Sung in German with English subtitles. Running time 1 hr 40 mins with no intermission.
Nabucco Apr 10 @ 7 PM / Apr 15 @ 2 PM Tickets $20Juan Pons stars in Verdi’s Nabucco from the Teatro Antico in Taormina, Italy.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Running time 2 hrs 40mins including intermission.
Rigoletto LIVE from The Royal Opera House, London Apr 17 @ 1:30 PM and an ENCORE @ 7:00 PM Tickets $25A classic of opera, Verdi’s famous score is loved for its melody and its drama. David McVicar’s production pring the 15th-century court of Mantua alive: it’s womanizing Duke, the court jester Rigoletto bent on revenge and his daughter, Gilda, who the Duke loves but still destroys. LIVE from The Royal Opera House. Starring Dimitri Platanias, Ekaterina Siurina, and Vittorio Grigolo.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Running time 2 hrs 9 mins including intermission.
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