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Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:30pm
Old Man and the GunOld Man and the Gun

Based on the true story - Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) has been on the wrong side of the law since he was a teen. He grew into a career bank robber who broke out of prison 18 times, including a daring escape from San Quentin at age 70. Now in his twilight years, he goes on an unprecedented string of daring heists that confound authorities and enchants the public. Wrapped up in the chase are a detective (Casey Affleck) who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek) who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

“Sometimes a movie arrives that charms its way into your heart... an unassuming, exuberant gift.” - Rolling Stone.

“A jaunty joyride, a valedictory for a beloved American icon and a giddy true story... about how the years go by, and who we are. It’s a story about all of us.” - Paste.

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, 93 mins.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7:30pm
Old Man and the GunOld Man and the GunPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
4:00pm

Part of Miracle on Main Street
FREE Admission

As part of the Miracle on Main Street celebration, the Village of Fredonia, Festivals Fredonia and the Opera House present a free screening of the popular holiday film The Polar Express.

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Featuring the voice of Tom Hanks in five roles, the film was nominated for three Oscars and won a Grammy Award for the song Believe.

 


Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:00pm
Captured live via satellite from London's Palladium

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London's iconic Palladium.

Making their West End debuts, Broadway's "undisputed Queen" (The Sunday Times) Kelli O'Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning performance as Anna Leonowens alongside Tony- and Oscar-nominated Ken Watanabe as the King of Siam. Also returning to her Tony Award-winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, this beloved musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to teach his many wives and children.

Boasting one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall we Dance, and featuring a company of more than 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre - it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

"Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit” -- The Times

"We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” -- Daily Mail

“Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture” -- The Telegraph

This production runs approximately three hours, with one intermission.

 


Saturday, December 15, 2018
1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, in Giuseppe Verdi's beloved La Traviata.  Tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover.  Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Verdi's La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. Following the larger-scale dramas of Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound and heartfelt music. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities - and challenges.  Violetta is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire.

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons.

The production runs three hours, seven minutes, with two intermissions. 

 


Thursday, January 10, 2019
7:00pm
Captured live via satellite from London's Nottingham Playhouse

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

In National Theatre Live's first-ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse comes the multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III.

Written by one of Britain's best-loved playwrights, Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) in the title role and Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs Downstairs).

It's 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world.  But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.  With the King's mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 

With a rating equivalent to PG-13, the production runs approximately two hours, 40 minutes. 

  


Saturday, January 12, 2019
1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on - for the first time at the Met - the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on- and offstage passion.

The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczala as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri.

Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where The Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

The opera occupies a unique place in the repertory: largely dismissed by experts from its premiere to the present day, yet cherished by its fans for the dramatic possibilities provided by the lead roles. Based on a play by Eugène Scribe, the story was inspired by the real-life intrigues of famed actress Adrienne Lecouvreur and the legendary soldier - and lover - Maurice of Saxony.  Francesco Cilea's operatic retelling quickly became a favorite of charismatic soloists. The title character in particular is a quintessential diva role.

Gianandrea Noseda conducts the production, which runs three hours, 33 minutes, with two intermissions. 

 


Thursday, January 31, 2019
7:00pm
Captured live via satellite from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.

La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history - a story of love, death and vengeful judgement, set in India.  Dazzling costumes and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the "Kingdom of the Shades," illuminate this tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya's doomed love for her warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption. 

From its first performance, the ballet was universally hailed by critics as one of the French choreographer Marius Petipa's supreme masterpieces, particularly "The Kingdom of the Shades," which has become one of the most celebrated pieces in all of classical ballet.

As staged by the Bolshoi, one of the greatest ballet companies in the world, this is a must-see theatrical event.

The ballet runs three hours, 20 minutes with two intermissions. 

  

 


Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performance, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna who captivated audiences as her lover, Don José, in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.

The production runs three hours, 21 minutes, with one intermission. 

 


Thursday, February 7, 2019
7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time - and right up until his death in 1973, he was the most prolific of artists. 

Many films have dealt with Picasso's later years - the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends.  But where did this all begin?  What made Picasso in the first place?  Too long ignored, it's time to look at the early years of Picasso, his upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements.

Three cities play a key role in Picasso's early time period: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris.  Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. 

In looking carefully at two key early periods - the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period - this cinematic production explains how young Picasso acquired his craft.  Taking the viewer to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon - Young Picasso shows how the artist, at the age of only 25, shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably.

Working closely with all three Picasso museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris, this production sheds light on how Picasso rose to such great heights!

The production runs approximately one hour, 30 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00pm
Captured live via satellite from London's Bridge Theatre

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

"Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness" - The Independent

Alan Bennett's sharp and hilarious new play is "just what the doctor ordered" (Daily Telegraph).  Don't miss this acclaimed production full of "sing-alongs and stinging wit" (Guardian), filmed live at London's Bridge Theatre during its limited run for release to cinemas worldwide.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a small town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of a money-saving efficiency drive.  A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of its old people's choir.

One of Britain's best-loved writers, Alan Bennett's celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were made into films.  Allelujah! is his 10th collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

The play contains strong language and is recommended for ages 15 and older. 

 


Saturday, March 2, 2019
1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks - including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs - in Gaetano Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment.

Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield.  Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner also will make a cameo in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp.  Enrique Mazzola conducts.

This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way. 

This production runs two hours, 35 minutes, with one intermission. 

  


Friday, March 8, 2019
7:30pm
Tammy Pescatelli Presents ... Aaron Kleiber

General Admission $20, $18 (Opera House Members), $10 (Students)

Aaron Kleiber has been entertaining his entire life - from climbing atop his grandmother's coffee table as a child, being voted class clown in high school to taking the stage at comedy clubs across North America today.

On the strength of his energizing, crowd-pleasing live performances, Kleiber has emerged as one of the most in-demand acts in stand up, touring alongside Bob Saget, Jim Breuer, Bert Kreischer, John Witherspoon, Josh Blue and Steve-O.  He has appeared on the #Deathsquad tour with Doug Benson, Tom Segura, Tony Hinchcliffe and Brian Redband as well as on the top-rated podcast Doug Loves Movies with Doung Benson and the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show.

He has opened for comedy greats Billy Gardell, Emo Phillips and Bobcat Goldthwait as well as one of his comedy idols, Sinbad.  Now, he is a bonafide headliner himself playing clubs all across the US and Canada. 

Kleiber made his nationally televised stand up debut on AXS-TV's Gotham Comedy Live in 2013; and his set was featured as part of its Best of the Season episode.  Named a Top 5 Finalist in the 2014 Big Sky Comedy Festival, he also has been named Best Comedian three times by Pittsburgh Magazine.

As an accomplished comedic actor, Kleiber can be seen in a guest-starring role on the Nickelodeon series Supah Ninjas.  He costarred in the film Help Me, Help You opposite Sabrina Bryan, appeared in the acclaimed drama Warrior starring Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte, and was featured in the original series The Mercury Men on the SYFY Network.  Seen as the face of the Pennsylvania Lottery as President Grover Cleveland, he also has appeared in numerous national and regional television commercials.

Kleiber studied improv comedy and writing at the legendary Second City in Chicago before having his first of three children.  A native of Pittsburgh, Kleiber has been a fixture in the city's booming comedy scene producing multiple shows monthly including the weekly Comedy Sauce showcase, the longest running independent comedy show in Pittsburgh, and StandUp GetDown, an original stand up comedy gameshow/party/competition now being booked all over the country.

He can be heard weekly on his hit podcast Grown Dad Business, chatting with other comedians and creatives about parenting, childhood and the comedy life. 


Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.

His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by contemporaries.

He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily. His death seems a twist of faith: he died in Porto Ercole, one step away from Rome, one step away from salvation.  

Roberto Longhi, a Caravagio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional.

These evocative moments - thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques - allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

The production runs approximately one hour, 30 minutes. 

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance.  Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. 

The second opera in Richard Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theater. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.

Philippe Jordan conducts this production, which runs four hours, 55 minutes, with two intermissions. 

 

 


Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:30pm

General Admission $17, $15 Opera House Members, $10 Students
Folk in Fredonia Music Series 

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe.

Based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Monroe Crossing plays an average of 150 shows a year in intimate rooms, at major venues, and outdoor festivals. They are favorites among bluegrass connoisseurs and non-bluegrass audiences alike. They love introducing newcomers to bluegrass music!

Monroe Crossing is made up of five very distinct personalities with differing musical backgrounds. When combined, their individual histories make for a very unique ensemble sound. Band members are:  Derek Johnson - guitar & lead vocals; Lisa Fuglie - fiddle, mandolin, guitar & lead vocals; Matt Thompson - mandolin, fiddle & harmony vocals; Mark Anderson - bass & bass vocals; and David Robinson - banjo, dobro, harmonica & harmony vocals. Because they met through the music of Bill Monroe, they like to say they had a “Monroe Crossing.”

Among their many honors, Monroe Crossing was awarded "Bluegrass Album of the Year" by the Minnesota Music Academy in 2003. In 2007, they were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. They have twice been selected to showcase at the annual “World of Bluegrass” convention hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and they have appeared twice at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2016, Monroe Crossing had the honor of being the first Minnesota bluegrass band to ever perform in South Korea.

Monroe Crossing has recorded 15 CDs to date. Their latest release is entitled, "Monroe Crossing Plays Classic Country." It is a collection of cover songs from the golden era of country music (1950s & '60s). Songs from George Jones, Ray Price, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash are brought back to life with bluegrass instrumentation and that special Monroe Crossing vocal blend.

Whether playing traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, original bluegrass, or even songs outside the bluegrass genre, Monroe Crossing is one of the most active and most entertaining acts on the bluegrass scene today!  

Series Sponsored by The Gilman Family

 


Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated; but this major show hosted by London's National Gallery and Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum in 2014, was an event like no other.

Given privileged access to both galleries, Rembrandt documents this landmark exhibition, while interweaving the artist's life story with behind-the-scenes preparation at these world-famous institutions. 

Exploring many of the exhibition's key works, with contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this cinematic production makes a welcome return to the big screen marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death.

For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived; and this deeply moving production seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend. 

The production runs approximately one hour, 30 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, April 26, 2019
7:30pm
Four-time Grammy Award Winner and Founding Member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

 

General Admission $30, $25 (Opera House Members), $15 (Students)
Folk in Fredonia Music Series 

McEuen and his unique cast of iconic Americana string wizards share the music and memories of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s incredible 50-year career and its landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken platinum album, initiated by John.  With narrative and early NGDB music, McEuen takes us on the band's incredible journey interwoven with Nitty Gritty favorites, hot bluegrass, rarely heard early classics, and Carter Family music, all in a multimedia presentation that features archival footage.  Add to that new selections from his latest album, Made in Brooklyn.

McEuen helped found the NGDB in 1966.  In October of 2017, following the band's 50th anniversary tour, McEuen left the group to pursue his own tour dates and projects, which include this special multimedia concert.

In 1971, McEuen initiated what Rolling Stone called "the most important record to come out of Nashville" and what the 2004 ZAGAT survey called "the most important record in country music" - Will the Circle be Unbroken.  The platinum-selling album was inducted into the Library of Congress in 2004 and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 as a historic recording.

In 1977, the NGDB became the first American band to tour the then Soviet Union.  With 28 sold out shows, the tour included a televised broadcast reaching 130 million people.  The band and its tour are featured in 2017's Free to Rock documentary about how American music helped bring down the Iron Curtain.

John McEuen and the String WizardsJohn McEuen and the String Wizards

McEuen is a four-time Grammy winner: in 2004 for Best Country Instrumental with special guests Earl Scruggs; in 2009 when Mr. Bojangles was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as a historic recording; in 2010 as producer for Steve Martin's Best Bluegrass Album The Crow, and 2011's Hall of Fame induction for Will the Circle be Unbroken.  He recently was inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame; and Deering Banjos made a special "John McEuen" model in his honor.

McEuen has performed continually for more than five decades.  He has performed more than 9,500 concerts, and traveled more than 3 million miles to do it.  He has appeared on more than 300 television shows, both with NGDB and solo; recorded more than 40 albums that have earned four platinum and five gold recognitions; won Grammy, Country Music Association, American Country Music, and International Bluegrass Music Association awards; received an Emmy nomination; and performed as guest artist on 25 other noted artist's albums.

In all of this, he has influenced some of today's most acclaimed artists:  "I went to see the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in college at Gallagher Arena.  A bunch of guys in the dorm pooled our monies together and threw in an extra buck to pay one of the guys to sleep out for tickets.  We got front row seats!  We were having the time of our lives when during a fiddle solo, John McEuen leaped over the monitors and past the edge of that stage and landed in between John Mathiason and me.  McEuen never missed a lick of that solo!  THAT MOMENT is forever etched in my soul!" -- Garth Brooks, 2014

 


Friday, May 10, 2019
7:30pm

General Admission $25, $23(Opera House members), $10 (Students)
DFT Communications Spotlight Series

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up ... a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical.  Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.  This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. 

Sexy and fast-paced, the show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!  It's a great recipe for a date night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book.  A delicious evening of entertainment! 

 

 

Series Sponsored by DFT Communications  


Saturday, May 11, 2019
12:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $175 Live at the Met Subscription, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Francis Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom.  Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

One of the most successful operas of the later decades of the 20th century, Dialogues des Carmélites is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects key aspects of its composer’s personality: Francis Poulenc was an urbane Parisian with a profound mystical dimension, and the opera addresses both the characters’ internal lives and their external realities.

The opera takes place between 1789 and 1794 in Paris and in the town of Compiègne in northeastern France, the site of the Carmelite nuns’ convent. Its historical basis is the martyrdom of a group of 16 Carmelite nuns and lay sisters from Compiègne, who chose to offer themselves as victims for the restoration of peace to France during the Revolution. 

The production runs three hours, nine minutes, with one intermission. 

  

 


Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

Journey from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas' works is the most representative in Britain.

With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this cinematic production tells a fascinating story of Degas' pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight; but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made.  Never fully satisfied, many of Degas' drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime; but now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era.

Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this production reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas' artistic mind. 

The production runs approximately one hour, 25 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, May 24, 2019
7:00pm
Captured live via satellite from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle.

The passionate one-act ballet Carmen Suite by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug.

This double-bill production encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian ballet. 

The ballet runs two hours, 20 minutes with one intermission. 

  


Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

"I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo.  In the exhibition on which this production is based - Van Gogh & Japan at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. 

Though Vincent Van Gogh never actually visited Japan, it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.  One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.

Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan - through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists - Van Gogh's encounter with Japanese art gave his own work a new and exciting direction.

After leaving Paris for the south of France - to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find - the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors. 

In this overlooked story of Van Gogh's art we see just how important his study of Japan was.

This cinematic production travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know today. 

The production runs approximately one hour, 25 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

1918.  As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end.

It is the time of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890s for art, literature and music, in which new ideas were circulated, Freud discovered the drives of the psyche and women began to claim their independence.  It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition.

At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé and dear friend Egon Schiele.

Taking place across five stunning exhibitions with never-before-experienced access, Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche recounts this extraordinary moment in art history. 

This cinematic production provides an in-depth examination of images of extraordinary visual power: from the eroticism of Klimt's mosaic-like works, to the anguished and raw work of the young Schiele in his magnetic nudes and contorted figures against the backdrop of nocturnal Vienna, full of masked balls and dreams imbued with sexuality. 

The production runs approximately one hour, 20 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

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