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Event & Village Cinemas to screen Tchaikovsky’s opera - The Queen of Spades

  • Written by Aidan McLaughlin
This February Event & Village Cinemas will exclusively screen legendary composer Tchaikovsky’s final full-length opera - The Queen of Spades (16, 17 and 20 February 2019) at 19 Event Cinemas and 7 Village Cinemas locations nationally as part of the Royal Opera House 2018/19 Live Cinema Season.

Based on a short story by poet Alexander Pushkin, The Queen of Spades follows Gherman, a soldier torn between love and a destructive fixation with gambling. The opera set in 1890 explores madness, obsessive passions and the supernatural, with the characters giving voice to Tchaikovsky’s own unfulfilled desires.

Participating Event Cinemas include: Campbelltown, Castle Hill, Cronulla, Beverly Hills, Bondi Junction, Burwood, Macquarie, Indooroopilly, Kotara, Pacific Fair, Cairns Earlville, Coolangatta, Noosa, Maroochydore, Toowoomba Strand, Marion, Glenelg, Capitol Manuka, and Innaloo.

Participating Village Cinemas include: Knox, Geelong, Karingal, Albury, Rivoli, Eastlands and Launceston.

Audiences in Australia, are never far from a performance at the Royal Opera House, with the performances screened in 19 Event Cinemas nationwide and from 7 Village Cinemas in Victoria and Hobart from until July 2019.

During 2018/19, the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden will exclusively present ten thrilling performances of world-class opera and ballet to cinemas across Australia. This forms part of the Royal Opera House’s celebrations of ten years of cinema broadcasting in 2018 and of selling more than one million cinema tickets worldwide during the 2017/18 Season.

All Wednesday sessions at Event Cinemas will include complimentary morning tea. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for concessions, $102 for a multi pass to six titles.

For tickets and further information visit www.eventcinemas.com.au/roh and www.villagecinemas.com.au

About the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season

The Royal Opera House celebrates ten years of live cinema broadcasts in 2018, leading the way in delivering world-class opera and ballet around the world. The 2017/18 Season was the Royal Opera House’s most successful cinema season to date with more than one million tickets sold globally, including to more than 500 venues across the UK.

The Royal Opera House has seen huge growth in the influence of independent cinemas, which now account for almost half of our network in the UK. Internationally,
a partnership with Trafalgar Releasing sees our productions broadcast to up to 1,000 cinemas in 50 countries.

Audiences are also able to access an array of livestreamed and on-demand content via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel, which is the most subscribed-to YouTube channel of any arts organization in the world.

About Trafalgar Releasing

Trafalgar Releasing is an award-winning market leader in global event distribution, working in partnership to unite audiences with entertainment and the arts. Trafalgar Releasing is an integral part of Trafalgar Entertainment Group.

Since its launch in 2006, Trafalgar Releasing (formerly operating as Picturehouse Entertainment) brings special events to the big screen around the world. Trafalgar Releasing works with some of the world’s most renowned houses and companies; distributing high-profile arts content to cinemas worldwide from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. In the UK, Trafalgar Releasing additionally distributes content from the Bolshoi Ballet, Glyndebourne and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Our theatre slate includes the Tony award-winning The King & I: From The London Palladium, Michael Grandage's acclaimed production Red starring Alfred Molina, Funny Girl The Musical starring Sheridan Smith, the Olivier and Tony award-winning An American in Paris: The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show Live, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s live season and Monty Python Live (mostly).

Our music slate includes Muse: Drones World Tour, Sophie Fiennes's Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, David Gilmour Live at Pompeii, Roger Waters The Wall, Rammstein: Paris and Black Sabbath: The End of The End, alongside our collaboration with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; Distant Sky – Live in Copenhagen, One More Time with Feeling (directed by Andrew Dominik); & 20,000 Days on Earth.

In addition, Trafalgar Releasing has distributed award-winning feature films including Paul Verhoeven’s Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert, BAFTA winner The ImposterThe Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz; Green Room with Patrick Stewart; Todd Solondz’s, Wiener-Dog, starring Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito and Swiss Army Man with Daniel Radcliffe.

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