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Spitfire

Spitfire

An epic and emotional testimony and tribute to the aircraft teams that won the Battle of Britain and ultimately the Second World War, as told by the last serving heroes who built, flew and fought in her.

Showing Tue 17 July 19.00

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Showing Wed 18 July 19.00

Met Opera Summer Encore Turandot

MET OPERA: Turandot (encore)

Nina Stemme, one of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calaf, the brave prince who sings Nessun Dorma and wins her hand.

Showing Tue 24 July 19.00

Andre Rieu Maastricht Concert

Andre Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love.

Showing Sat 28 July 19.00 and Sun 29 July 15.00

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.

Showing Thu 2 August 19.00

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue

Showing Thu 9 August 19.15

ROH: Swan Lake

ROH: Swan Lake

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Showing Mon 13 August 17.30

Madama Butterfly Met Opera Summer Encore

MET Opera: Madama Butterfly (encore)

Recorded during 15/16 season. Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006.

Showing Tue 14 August 19.00

Elvis Presley

Elvis: '68 Comeback Special 50th Anniversary

It's been 50 years since Elvis Presley - the undisputed king of rock - performed in his legendary '68 comeback concert recorded on 3 December, 1968

Showing Thu 16 August 19.15

Met Opera Il Trovatore

MET Opera: Il Trovatore (encore)

Recorded during 15/16 season. Soprano Anna Netrebko's dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour

Showing Tue 28 August 19.00

Jonas Kaufmann - Under the Stars

Jonas Kaufmann - Under the Stars

Regarded as one of the world's greatest living tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences for years with his incredible voice

Showing Thu 30 August 19.00

NT Live: Julie

NT Live: Julie

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean, which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival

Showing Thu 6 September 19.00

RSC Live: Merry Wives Of Windsor

RSC Live: Merry Wives Of Windsor

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Showing Wed 12 September 19.00

La Boheme on Sydney Harbour

La Boheme on Sydney Harbour

La Boheme, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world's most popular opera

Showing Thu 13 September 19.30

The Merry Widow Ballet

The Merry Widow Ballet

The tiny principality of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the dashing Count Danilo must rescue his country by marrying the newly widowed and fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari

Showing Thu 20 September 19.30

NT Live: King Lear

NT Live: King Lear

Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production

Showing Thu 27 September 19.00

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale:Llive From Shakespeare's Globe

This new production of The Winter's Tale- Shakespeare's great play of jealousy, loss and reconciliation - is directed by the critically acclaimed Blanch McIntyre.

Showing Thu 4 October 19.15

MET Opera: Aida

MET Opera: Aida

Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery.

Showing Sat 6 October 17.55

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: The Importance of Being Earnest

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

Showing Tue 9 October 19.15

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

Britain's ultimate pop star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music business and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

Showing Fri 12 October 20.00 and Sun 14 October 15.00

ROH: Meyerling

ROH: Mayerling

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.

Showing Mon 15 October 19.15

MET Opera: Samson et Dalila

MET Opera: Samson et Dalila

Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years.

Showing Sat 20 October 17.55

MET Opera: La Fanciulla Del West

MET Opera: La Fanciulla Del West

Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems

Showing Sat 27 October 17.55

ROH: Die Walkure

ROH: Die Walkure

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera, with the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power.

Showing Sun 28 October 17.00

MET Opera: Marnie

MET Opera: Marnie

A young woman lies & cheats her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free?

Showing Sat 10 November 17.55

ROH: La Bayadere

ROH: La Bayadere

Marius Petipa ’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another.

Showing Tue 13 November 19.15

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion" Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another

Showing Wed 14 November 19.00

NT Live: The Madness of George III

NT Live: The Madness of George III

Multi-award- winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live's first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse

Showing Tue 20 November 19.00

ROH: The Nutcracker

ROH: The Nutcracker

Royal Opera House: A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.

Showing Mon 3 December 19.15 and Sun 9 December 14.00

Anthony & Cleopatra

NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra, stars Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as the fated lovers. Broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Showing Thu 6 December 19.00

MET Opera: La Traviata

MET Opera: La Traviata

Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo - tenor Juan Diego Florez - declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him.

Showing Sat 15 December 17.55

MET Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur

MET Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur

For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera.

Showing Sat 12 January 2019 17.50

ROH: The Queen of Spades

ROH: The Queen of Spades

In Tchaikovsky ’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.

Showing Tue 22 January 2019 18.45

ROH: La Traviata

ROH: La Traviata

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Showing Wed 30 January 2019 18.45

I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running

I'm Not Running is a brilliant new play by David Hare (writer of the hugely popular NT Live broadcast of Skylight) which explores the clash between private lives and public responsibility in modern politics. Broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Showing Thu 31 January 2019 19.00

MET Opera: Carmen

MET Opera: Carmen

Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion.

Showing Sat 2 February 2019 17.55

ROH: Don Quixote

ROH: Don Quixote

The story follows Don Quixote ’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

Showing Tue 19 February 2019 19.15

MET Opera: La Fille du Regiment

MET Opera: La Fille du Regiment

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is known as the Mount Everest for tenorsone of opera’s most show-stopping numbers

Showing Sat 2 March 2019 17.55

Met Opera: Die Walkure

MET Opera: Die Walkure

Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written - including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyrie - Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale

Showing Sat 30 March 2019 17.00

ROH: La Forza del Destino

ROH: La Forza del Destino

Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi ’s epic La Forza del Destino an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years

Showing Tue 2 April 2019 18.15

ROH: Faust

ROH: Faust

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod ’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.

Showing Tue 30 April 2019 18.45

MET Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

MET Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent.

Showing Sat 11 May 2019 17.55

ROH: Within the Golden Hour, Flight Pattern & Cherkaoui

ROH: Within the Golden Hour, Flight Pattern & Cherkaoui

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today ’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, and Sidi Larbi's Cherkaoui

Showing Thu 16 May 2019 19.15

ROH: Romeo and Juliet

ROH: Romeo and Juliet

ROH brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

Showing Tue 11 June 2019 19.15

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