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Feb 18

Social Media Manager Wanted

We are expanding our Marketing team and are on the lookout for a talented Social Media Manager to be the voice of Arts Alliance and help us releasing exciting Event Cinema shows around the world. A passion for music and the arts is a must, as well as a solid knowledge of social insight gathering…

Feb 13

Big screen debut for Globe On Screen’s Titus Andronicus

Last night Arts Alliance and Shakespeare’s Globe welcomed Director Lucy Bailey and cast from the 2015 Globe On Screen season to a special preview screening of Titus Andronicus at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London. Watching Titus, The Globe’s first 15 certificate film, on the big screen proved as brutal and intense as being at…

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Past Events

  • Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

    Royal Opera House

    A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, was sung in English,and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast included Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.

  • Swan Lake

    Royal Opera House

    Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture.

    From the earliest days of the Vic Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography created by the great Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. Yolanda Sonnabend’s designs drew on the Russian Imperial Court of that period with an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy. The court scenes of Acts I and III had a dark glamour rooted in the opulent style of Carl Fabergé, while the famous lakeside ‘white’ acts were rich with mist, shadow and moonlight.

  • The Duchess Of Malfi

    Globe On Screen

    The fifth Globe On Screen cinema season opens with the critically-acclaimed The Duchess of Malfi starring Gemma Arterton, the inaugural production in the new candlelit Jacobean theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

    The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

    Marking Hollywood star Gemma Arterton’s  return to the Globe in the title role, The Duchess of Malfi proved a truly sensational curtain-raiser for the very first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with sold-out performances throughout its run.

    A thrilling combination of brilliant coup-de-théâtre and vivid characters this Globe On Screen production is the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely in candlelight – a unique and unmissable opening for the 2015 cinema season.

    ‘A dish of delicious horrors, served up in style’ **** - Metro

     

  • Der fliegende Holländer

    Royal Opera House

    Wagner’s first masterpiece explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good woman, and the lonely girl who longs to save him, Wagner created two unforgettable characters operating near the limits of human emotion. Tim Albery’s atmospheric 2009 modern-dress staging provided an ideal platform on which Bryn Terfel’s turbulent Dutchman and Adrianne Pieczonka’s visionary Senta could explore their passions and struggle to find salvation in a hostile world. Admired for his Wagner interpretations with the CBSO and at Bayreuth, Andris Nelsons returned to steer the orchestra through Wagner’s stormy score.

  • Andrea Chénier

    Royal Opera House

    Broadcast to cinemas internationally in a Live relay on Jan 29th 2015 as part of the 2015 season.

    Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (1896) presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas, and shows why Puccini sometimes feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chénier, with its three marvellous arias, was Jonas Kaufmann, with Dutch soprano Eva Maria Westbroek singing the role of Chénier’s beloved Maddalena (which includes the great aria ‘La mamma morta’, a favourite with Maria Callas) and Serbian baritone Željko Lucic as Carlo Gérard – the servant-turned-revolutionary who is Chénier’s rival for the love of Maddalena. With a string of successful productions for The Royal Opera to his name, including Rigoletto and Les Troyens, director David McVicar brought Giordano’s thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production.

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Exhibition On Screen

    Discover the secrets behind one of the world’s most enigmatic masterpieces and other treasures from The Mauritshuis Museum Netherlands.

    ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art. Yet the painting itself is surrounded in mystery. This beautifully filmed new documentary seeks to investigate the many unanswered questions associated with this extraordinary piece. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

    Enjoying unparalleled exclusive access to this historical exhibition, the film takes the audience on a journey as it seeks to answer many of the questions surrounding this enigmatic painting and its mysterious creator, Vermeer.

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

    Royal Opera House

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts.

    Wheeldon, along with composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley, have created a genuine family ballet in the spirit of Carroll’s much-loved children’s classic. While regular ballet goers can appreciate nods to other famous works – there’s a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers – the ballet is above all a brilliant realization of Carroll’s zany dream-world featuring stunning choreography, a colourful score and ingenious stage-magic.

     

    Cinema screenings ran from Tuesday 16th December 2014 in the UK with International dates in 2015

    Broadcast Live from the stage at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden

     

    Read more about the 2015 season here 

     

  • Rembrandt

    Exhibition On Screen

    From The National Gallery London & Rijksmuseum Amsterdam meet the man behind the masterpieces in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

    Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but the major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.

    This film explores each of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

  • L’elisir d’amore

    Royal Opera House

    Part of the 2014-2015 Royal Opera House season. Donizetti’s romantic comedy of rural life shines brilliantly in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging, which matches the piece’s perfect blend of sentiment and tomfoolery. Italian conductor and former Jette Parker Young Artist Daniele Rustioni conducts a starry cast. Lucy Crowe takes the dazzling soprano lead as Adina, the most sophisticated woman in the village, loved from afar by Vittorio Grigolo’s handsome but shy Nemorino. Nemorino meets a worrying rival in Levente Molnár’s braggart Sergeant Belcore, until the love potion sold to him by Bryn Terfel’s larger-than-life travelling quack, Dr Dulcamara, gives him a powerful dose of courage – with both comic and touching results.

    “It’s a classy evening” The Guardian

    Shown Live in cinemas around the world on Wednesday 26th November 2014.

    Read more about the forthcoming events to be shown in cinemas from The Royal Opera House at http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema

  • Hermitage Revealed

    The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world holding over 3 million treasures and boasting more curators than any other art institution. To mark the momentous occasion of its 250th anniversary the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed – a cinematic event for all fans of art, architecture and the culture and history of Russia.

    Find out where the film is playing at the official film website 

    Hermitage Revealed takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas that remain hidden from the public eye.

    The production brings together the oldest, the rarest, the most precious and the most closely guarded of Russia’s greatest treasures; items bought with great wealth or acquired by other means, items hoarded and saved from violent revolutionaries, items thought lost and later re-found – all works and their unique stories presented with an intimacy and immediacy that no museum or gallery experience can match.

    From Rembrandt to Russian masterpieces, from prehistoric artefacts to the private gemstone collection of Catherine The Great, from Michelangelo to Matisse and much, much more, the exquisite treasures the Hermitage has to offer are seemingly endless.

    Hermitage Revealed puts you right there amongst it all – exploring the art and revealing the human stories behind this great institution.

    Reviews
  • Matisse – from Tate Modern and MoMA New York

    Exhibition on Screen

    Celebrating the giant of modern art, Matisse, on the big screen.

    Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition is now available to see at local cinemas, and features exclusive new footage from MoMA New York.

    Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster exhibition with expert contributions from those that knew Matisse as well as curators, historians, Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn Lowry. Plus there are breathtaking specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.

    “The way the film captured Matisse at work, bringing his artistry to life – including resonant readings from Simon Russell Beale – was genuinely inspiring” – Apollo Magazine

  • I due Foscari

    Royal Opera House

    In I due Foscari, atmospheric sets and lavish Renaissance costumes transported audiences to a Venetian world of political intrigue and double-dealing. Verdi’s opera starting Placido Domingo as part of the 2014/2015 Season, was conducted by Antonio Pappano and broadcast Live to cinemas around the world on 27th October 2014. Read more about the production at The Royal Opera House website.

    Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger. Performed by The Royal Opera Chorus with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

  • Manon

    Royal Opera House

    Kenneth MacMillan’s acclaimed tragic ballet Manon is a modern masterpiece.

    The ballet is a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, with this current run marking it’s 40th-anniversary staging. Starring Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli, the performance was relayed live to cinemas across the world at 7.15pm BST on 16 October 2014.

    The Cast

    Royal Ballet Principals Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli perform the roles of Manon and her lover Des Grieux. Ricardo Cervera is Manon’s brother Lescaut, Christopher Saunders is the wealthy gentleman Monsieur G.M., Laura Morera is Lescaut’s Mistress and Gary Avis plays the Gaoler. The performance was conducted by Martin Yates.

    The Story

    Based on an 18th-century novel by Abbé Prévost, Manon is a tragic love story about an innocent girl who is drawn away from the man she loves by her desire for wealth and luxury.

    From the start of the ballet to the end, the journey is so clear for Manon,” says Marianela, “You really can get lost in the story and forget who you are for those three hours.”

    5 things you need to know about Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

  • One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film

    Global pop superstars, One Direction, brought their record breaking ‘Where We Are’ world tour to cinemas around the globe for one weekend only on 11th and 12th October 2014 with their first ever full concert movie on the big screen.

    Released in a record breaking 78 countries on an unprecedented 3,400 screens worldwide, fans had the opportunity to join Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis on their sell-out tour for the full One Direction concert experience.

    Recorded at Milan’s iconic San Siro stadium, the film captured 75 mins of heart-pounding live concert highlights, along with a peek behind the scenes in a never-seen-before interview with the band.

    The event was the largest ever global Event Cinema release with an estimated total Box Office of $15M.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Globe On Screen

    Shakespeare’s teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play showcases some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry with its seriousness only fleetingly glimpsed beneath the dreamlike surface. Starring Olivier Award-winner Michelle Terry and directed by Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole.

    Read more about the Globe on Screen season in cinemas

  • Macbeth

    Globe on Screen

    From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination. Eve Best’s directorial debut stars double Olivier Award-winner Samantha Spiro and Lord Of The Rings’s Billy Boyd.

    Read about other releases from the Globe on Screen season in cinemas

  • Matisse Live from Tate Modern

    From the season 'Exhibition on Screen'

    Part of the Exhibition on Screen season. Matisse – Live from Tate Modern, celebrated the giant of modern art on the big screen and was broadcast to cinemas in the UK in June 2014.

    Cinema audiences were invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the blockbuster Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition which opened to international acclaim in April 2014. A giant of modern art, the landmark show explored the final chapter in Matisse’s career, which saw him ‘carving into colour’ and creating his series of spectacular cut-outs.

    The film features interviews with experts including Tate Director Nicholas Serota and friends and relatives of Matisse, and includes rare archive footage of him at work. Cinema audiences enjoyed breathtaking new performances inspired by Matisse’s cut-outs from the Royal ballet.

  • The Tempest

    Globe on Screen

    Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment. Starring double Olivier Award-winner Roger Allam and Colin Morgan from BBC’s Merlin.

    Read more about Globe on Screen releases in cinemas

  • Swedish House Mafia: Leave the World Behind

    Who walks away from success? In just a few years electronic dance trio Swedish House Mafia were amongst the biggest, highest paid names in dance music. Yet, despite their success, in June 2012 the group announced they were to split following a spectacular farewell world tour.

    Directed by Christian Larson, ‘Leave the World Behind’ allowed audiences worldwide to experience these mind-blowing live shows from the group’s final days, including never-before-seen interviews and exclusive concert footage alongside intimate backstage access bringing the fans closer to the artists and their music than ever before.

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    In ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, cinema audiences journeyed with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in a live broadcast of Petipa’s classic ballet.

  • Goldfrapp: Tales of Us

    ‘Tales of Us’ was a unique cinema event marking the return of one of music’s most breathtaking and critically acclaimed artists. A never before seen film inspired by the remarkable new album, followed by an intimate live performance exclusively for cinema audiences, resulted in a stunning state of the art audio and visual cinema experience.

  • Don Giovanni

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presented a mesmerizing live broadcast of his new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy.

  • Giselle

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    The greatest of all Romantic ballets and a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death; Peter Wright’s production of Giselle was presented by Darcey Bussell in a relay live from the Royal Opera House.

  • Parsifal

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    Wagner’s final great masterpiece returned to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by Stephen Langridge, beamed live to cinemas around the world.

  • The Nutcracker

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    One of the best-loved of all ballets, The Nutcracker tells the story of how a young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s glittering score. Broadcast live to cinema audiences worldwide in December 2013.

  • Coldplay Live 2012

    Three amazing shows in one brilliant film of Coldplay’s extraordinary Mylo Xyloto world tour. World-conquering British rock band Coldplay released their fifth album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ to rave reviews in October 2011, topping the charts around the world. Including footage from shows at Paris’s Stade de France, Montreal’s Bell Centre and the band’s triumphant Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury 2011, ‘Coldplay Live 2012’ allowed cinema audiences worldwide to experience this spectacular live concert. Director Paul Dugdale was previously responsible for Adele’s ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London’ and The Prodigy’s ‘World’s On Fire’ concert films.

  • Les Vêpres Siciliennes

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    The Royal Opera’s first ever staging of Verdi’s grand opera, directed by Stefan Herheim in his UK debut, with Antonio Pappano conducting a world-class cast including Erwin Schrott, Bryan Hymel and Lianna Haroutounian.

  • Don Quixote

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    Carlos Acosta’s exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty, bursting with joie de vivre.

  • Turandot

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    Cinema audiences were invited to join The Royal Opera with a live relay of their spectacular 2013 Season opener, Andrei Serban’s production of Puccini’s exotic final opera.

  • Springsteen & I

    Springsteen & I is a documentary by the fans, for the fans. It features video footage of dedicated fans from all over the world and includes previously unseen archive footage of Bruce in action. It is a truly heartfelt and passionate film which will turn you into a fan yourself, if you are not one already. The film was distributed across 2,500 cinema screens to over 50 countries in 2013.

  • Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino

    Andrea Bocelli’s global cinema debut, a breath-taking film of the ‘Love In Portofino’ concert, released around the world to allow cinema audiences to experience the world’s most beloved tenor performing the world’s greatest love songs in one of the most romantic settings on earth.

    Captured live in August 2012, Andrea Bocelli and musical host David Foster perform and share the stage with a sensational ensemble of supporting talent, including Caroline Campbell on violin, German star Helene Fischer and Brazilian singer-songwriter Sandy on vocals, Chris Botti playing trumpet, and Bocelli’s fiancée Veronica Berti joining him for a duet of Something Stupid, all backed by a 40 piece orchestra & rhythm section. The film also features an exclusive cinema interview with Bocelli and family filmed at his Italian home.

  • George Harrison: Living In The Material World

    Using rare and never-before-seen footage from George Harrison’s childhood, his years as a Beatle, and the ups and downs of his solo career, Academy-Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces the arc of George’s journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, and Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George’s many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together.

  • Pearl Jam Twenty

    A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

  • Kylie 3D: Aphrodite Les Folies

    Kylie Minogue performs songs from her album Aphrodite and classic hits in her Les Folie Tour, recorded in London on the 11th and 12th of April 2011.

  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth

    Foo Fighters Back And Forth chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band’s very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer, through its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

  • Prodigy: World’s On Fire

    World’s on Fire is the first live album and second DVD by English electronic dance music band The Prodigy, released on 11 May 2011.

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