Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts

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The opera and ballet fans' guide to where they can view live broadcasts.
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The following is a list of live opera and ballet productions announced to be shown in movie theatres and on television. Please submit updates to dgewirtzman@playbill.com.

LA BOHÈME
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates November 1–26, 2017
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Director: Richard Jones
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień, Simona Mihai
The Royal Opera performs Puccini's opera about love among young artists in Paris.
More Information: Royal Opera House

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 18, 2017 (Encore broadcast: November 29)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Tom Cairns
Composer: Thomas Adès
Cast: Frédéric Antoun, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Iestyn Davies, Rod Gilfry, Joseph Kaiser, Audrey Luna, Sally Matthews, John Tomlinson
The Metropolitan Opera performs the U.S. premiere of Adès' opera based on the classic Luis Buñuel film.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 19, 2017
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov
The Bolshoi Ballet performs a ballet based on the Shakespeare comedy, set to a selection of compositions by Shostakovich.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates November 12 – December 13, 2017
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Joby Talbot
Cast: Federico Bonelli, Lauren Cuthbertson, James Hay, Steven McRae, Laura Morera
The Royal Ballet performs a ballet based on the Lewis Carroll novel.
More Information: Royal Opera House

HANSEL AND GRETEL
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 9, 2017
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Richard Jones
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Cast: Alice Coote, Christine Schäfer
The Metropolitan Opera presents a holiday encore of Humperdinck's fairytale opera, performed in an English translation.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

THE NUTCRACKER
• U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates December 16, 2017 – January 10, 2018
• Genre: Ballet
• Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
• Choreographer: Peter Wright, after Lev Ivanov
• Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
• Cast: Gary Avis, Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae
• The Royal Ballet performs the classic Christmas ballet about a young girl's adventures with her Nutcracker-turned-Prince.
• More Information: Royal Opera House

THE NUTCRACKER
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 17, 2017
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Cast: Vitaly Biktimirov, Anna Nikulina, Andrei Merkuriev, Denis Rodkin
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the classic Christmas ballet about a young girl's adventures with her Nutcracker-turned-Prince.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

ROMEO AND JULIET
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 21, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs a ballet based on Shakespeare's play about star-crossed lovers.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

TOSCA
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 27, 2018 (Encore broadcast: January 31)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel, Sonya Yoncheva
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 4, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: John Neumeier
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Cast: Semyon Chudin, Andrei Merkuriev, Edvin Revazov, Anna Tikhomirova, Svetlana Zakharova
The Bolshoi Ballet performs a ballet based on the Alexandre Dumas, fils novel about a young man who falls in love with a courtesan.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

RIGOLETTO
• U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates February 6 – March 6, 2018
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
• Director: David McVicar
• Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
• Cast: Lucy Crowe, Michael Fabiano, Dimitri Platanias
• The Royal Opera performs Verdi's opera about a court jester who falls in love with the daughter of a Duke.
• More Information: Royal Opera House

L'ELISIR D'AMORE
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 10, 2018 (Encore broadcast: February 14)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bartlett Sher
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Davide Luciano, Matthew Polenzani, Pretty Yende
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's comic opera about a young villager who attempts to use a love potion to woo the woman he loves.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LA BOHÈME
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 24, 2018 (Encore broadcast: February 28)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Michael Fabiano, Alexey Lavrov, Lucas Meachem, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Rose, Sonya Yoncheva
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about love among young artists in Paris.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

TOSCA
• U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates February 28 – March 28, 2018
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
• Director: Jonathan Kent
• Composer: Giacomo Puccini
• Cast: Joseph Calleja, Gerald Finley, Adrianne Pieczonka
• The Royal Opera performs Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
• More Information: Royal Opera House

THE FLAMES OF PARIS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 4, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky, after Vasily Vainonen
Composer: Boris Asafiev
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs a ballet about two siblings who head to Paris during the French Revolution.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

SEMIRAMIDE
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 10, 2018 (Encore broadcast: March 14)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: John Copley
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Cast: Ildar Abdrazakov, Javier Camarena, Elizabeth DeShong, Ryan Speedo Green, Angela Meade
The Metropolitan Opera performs Rossini's bel canto opera about the murderous Queen of Babylon.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

THE WINTER'S TALE
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates March 21 – April 21, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Joby Talbot
Cast: Matthew Ball, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae, Laura Morera, Edward Watson
The Royal Ballet performs a ballet based on the Shakespeare play.
More Information: Royal Opera House

CARMEN
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates March 27 – April 27, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Director: Barrie Kosky
Composer: Georges Bizet
Cast: Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Kristina Mkhitaryan, Kostas Smoriginas
The Royal Opera performs Bizet's opera about a soldier who falls in love with a gypsy woman.
More Information: Royal Opera House

COSÌ FAN TUTTE
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 31, 2018 (Encore broadcast: April 4)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Phelim McDermott
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast: Ben Bliss, Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Christopher Maltman, Kelli O'Hara, Adam Plachetka
The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart's comic opera set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

GISELLE
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 8, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Cast: Sergei Polunin, Svetlana Zakharova
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the classic romantic ballet.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

LUISA MILLER
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 14, 2018 (Encore broadcast: April 18)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Piotr Beczala, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Plácido Domingo, Olesya Petrova, Alexander Vinogradov, Sonya Yoncheva
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's tragic opera of fatherly love.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR / THE AGE OF ANXIETY / NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates April 20 – May 20, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographers: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Cast: Tristan Dyer, Bennet Gartside, Steven McRae, Laura Morera, Barry Wordsworth
The Royal Ballet performs a mixed program of three ballets celebrating the centenary year of composer Leonard Bernstein's birth.
More Information: Royal Opera House

MACBETH
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates April 25 – May 25, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Željko Lučić, Anna Netrebko, Antonio Pappano
The Royal Opera performs Verdi's opera based on the Shakespeare tragedy.
More Information: Royal Opera House

CENDRILLON
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 28, 2018 (Encore broadcast: May 2)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Laurent Pelly
Composer: Jules Massenet
Cast: Stephanie Blythe, Alice Coote, Joyce DiDonato, Kathleen Kim, Laurent Naouri
The Metropolitan Opera performs Massenet's opera inspired by the story of Cinderella.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

MANON
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates May 24 – June 24, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Jules Massenet
Cast: Gary Avis, Ryoichi Hirano, Sarah Lamb, Itziar Mendizabal, Vadim Muntagirov, Martin Yates
The Royal Ballet performs a ballet based on the novel Manon Lescaut, set to a selection of compositions by Massenet.
More Information: Royal Opera House

COPPÉLIA
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 10, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Composer: Léo Delibes
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the classic comic ballet about a mad inventor who creates a life-like doll.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

SWAN LAKE
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates July 3 – August 3, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographers: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBA
The Royal Ballet performs the classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan who turned into a beautiful woman.
More Information: Royal Opera House

ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE
U.S. Broadcast Date: 2018
Channel: PBS
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Lyric Opera House, Chicago
Director: John Neumeier
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Cast: Andriana Chuchman, Dmitry Korchak, Lauren Snouffer
A Great Performances broadcast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Joffrey Ballet production of Gluck's opera about a poet who travels to the Underwold to bring his love back to life.
More Information: Great Performances


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