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Arts Calendar / June 6 / Film
Theatre HD Live in Cinema: The Exterminating Angel
The Metropolitan Opera 2017, 156 min (with one intermission). Directed by Tom Cairnes. Starring: Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews. In English. The Metropolitan Opera presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as «inventive and audacious … a major event», The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. The cast includes Audrey Luna, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, and others. Watch online here.
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Theatre HD Live in Cinema: The Winter's Tale
Shakespeare's Globe 2018, 177 min (with one intermission). Directed by Blanche McIntyre. Starring: Will Keen, Oliver Ryan, Luke MacGregor. In English. In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future… A ‘winter’s tale’ is a fantasy, and The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable. The play’s uncontrollable emotions – rage, love, grief and forgiveness – range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters, and its colossal sweep takes us from stifling courts to unbuttoned festivals. Blanche McIntyre has recently worked at the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre. She directed The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It at the Globe in 2014 and 2015. Watch online here.
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Theatre HD Live in Cinema: Tosca
The Metropolitan Opera 1978, 124 min. Directed by Tito Gobbi. Starring: Luciano Pavarotti, Shirley Verrett, Cornell MacNeil. In Italian. A stellar cast brings Puccini’s spellbinding opera to life, seizing every opportunity to thrill the audience. Luciano Pavarotti is Cavaradossi, the painter and political revolutionary in love with the beautiful and famous singer Tosca (the riveting Shirley Verrett). Rome’s diabolical chief of police, Baron Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil), wants Tosca for himself—but he underestimates the fury of a woman in love. With torture, murder, and a suicide in its final moments, Tosca packs more dramatic punches than most other operas—and this classic telecast captures them all. James Conlon conducts in a production by the incomparable Tito Gobbi, one of the great Scarpias of the 20th century. Watch online here.
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