The Royal Ballet
Live at Cinema 4 Mori | Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 8:15 PM
Production and Choreography: Carlos Acosta from Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Arrangement and Orchestration: Martin Yates
Scenery: Tim Hatley
Lighting Designer: Hugh Vanstone Conductor Valery Ovsyanikov Royal Opera House Orchestra
With the generous philanthropic support of Julia and Hans Rausing, Aud Jebsen, Doug and Ceri King, The Friends of Covent Garden, and the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund
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The Season of the Royal Opera House debuts live on the big screen of the Cinema Theater 4 Mori. These will be unique opportunities to see the English programming of ballets and operas.
Among the anticipated events are the Royal Ballet, with Don Quixote (Nov 7), The Nutcracker (Dec 12), Manon (Feb 7), and Swan Lake (Apr 24), while with the Royal Opera, we will have the chance to see Madama Butterfly (Mar 26), Carmen (May 01), and Andrea Chenier (Jun 11).
So we look forward to seeing you starting from Tuesday November 7, at 8.15 pm, with Don Quixote. Pre-sales will be available from Friday October 6, directly at the box office, or on the website www.cinema4mori.it.
The fascinating story of Don Quixote comes alive on the stage of the Royal Opera House and on the big screen in the interpretation of the Royal Ballet. Inspired by an episode from Cervantes’ masterpiece, the ballet follows the adventures of the clumsy knight Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza as they help a desperate young couple, Kitri (Mayara Magri) and Basilio (Matthew Ball), fulfill their love story.
The production will be curated by Carlos Acosta. The audience will be transported back in time to 17th-century Spain thanks to the sets by Tim Hatley and the evocative lighting by Hugh Vanstone, all accompanied by the arrangements and orchestration by Martin Yates of Ludwig Minkus’ compelling score.
With this production, Carlos Acosta ‒ former principal dancer of the Royal Ballet who recently celebrated his 50th birthday with an extraordinary show dedicated to his career that thrilled the London temple of dance ‒ brings to the stage all the verve and joy of Spain, following the legendary choreographic version of Don Quixote by Marius Petipa with its captivating folk dances.
Featuring the lead dancers Mayara Magri as Kitri and Matthew Ball as Basilio in one of the most spirited choreographies in the Royal Ballet repertoire, Don Quixote is a perfect demonstration of the incredible talent of the English company. Brilliant, captivating, funny, and touching, Don Quixote is a ballet rich in positive emotions and extraordinary technical virtuosity.
Since 2008, the cinema program of the Royal Opera House has brought opera and ballet to audiences around the world. Each broadcast offers the audience a front-row seat and includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and insights. The program is an integral part of the Royal Opera House’s project to expand its audience and continue to contribute to the vital recovery of cinema at a national and international level.
The season of the Royal Opera House is distributed in Italian cinemas by Nexo Digital in collaboration with MYmovies.it.
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