Featured Events & Opera House News

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

January 25, at 1:00pm

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play.  As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddles with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations ... with hilarious, but dark consequences.  Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy comes captured live via satellite from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

 

 

 

Ginevra de' Benci, 1474 Ginevra de' Benci, 1474

Art & Architecture On Screen: Leonardo - The Works

February 6, at 7:00pm

Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death: for the first time ever, ALL of his paintings will be shown in ultra-HD on the big screen!  Widely acclaimed as the world's favorite artist, many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius; but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all - his art.  His peerless paintings and drawings are the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as this cinematic production presents every single attributed painting, in ultra-HD quality, as never seen before on the big screen. 

 

  

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Giselle

February 8, at 1:00pm

The young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her.  Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion. In this brand new production of Giselle, world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew. 

 

  

 

 

 

Cinema Series: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

January 18, at 7:30pm
January 21, at 7:30pm

A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

    

 

 

Live at the Met: The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess

February 1, at 1:00pm

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years.  James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.  David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble cast.

 

 

 

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