Friday June 23, 2017

2013/2014 Palace Opera Ballet Season

For its 4th annual season, Palace Cinemas invite you to experience the world’s most sumptuous opera and ballet productions direct from The Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, and Opéra National de Paris.

Captured live from these renowned venues and screened via state-of-the-art digital projection with digitally recorded surround sound, the 2013/14 Opera/Ballet season will showcase 17 passionate works from legendary composers such as Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Bellini and Mozart, at a fraction of the original ticket price, guaranteeing the ‘best’ seat in the house every time!

Bringing these timeless productions to life will be a host of the brightest stars of opera and ballet, including Oksana Dyka who will bring her beauty and talent to the role of AIDA, the estimable Carlos Acosta and Natalia Osipova, principals at The Royal Ballet who will perform GISELLE and Mariusz Kwiecien who will perform the title role in DON GIOVANNI.

We’re thrilled to share the sheer artistry and pageantry of these iconic productions,” said CEO of Palace Cinemas, Benjamin Zeccola. “They speak to people of all ages and remain as fresh and relevant today as when they were first staged, providing a magical entertainment experience that won’t quickly be forgotten.”

Presented in extravagant detail direct from London and Paris, the 2013/14 Palace Opera/Ballet season will screen at 13 locations nationally, concluding mid-July 2014. The following productions will be presented:

The Royal Opera

Verdi’s LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES (Nov 29, 30, Dec1 & 4)

A great, neglected Verdi opera is brought to the Royal Opera House for the first time in an imaginative new staging by Stefan Herheim.


Opéra National de Paris
Verdi’s AIDA (Dec 20, 21, 22 & 23)

Flamboyant, spectacular and introspective, Verdi’s masterpiece returns to the Paris Opera after an absence of more than half a century.

The Royal Ballet

Tchaikovsky’s THE NUTCRACKER (Jan 31, Feb 1, 2 & 5)

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.

The Royal Opera

Wagner’s PARSIFAL (Feb 7, 8, 9 & 12)

Wagner’s final, majestic opera returns to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by director Stephen Langridge and designer Alison Chitty.

The Royal Ballet

GISELLE (Feb 14, 15, 16 & 19)

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death.

Opéra National de Paris
Bellini’s I PURITANI (Feb 21, 22, 23 & 26)

In 1835, when all Europe was obsessed by Romanticism, the vogue for this, Bellini’s final masterpiece – a tale of impossible love and vengeance set in 17th century England -swept all before it, including the composer himself.

Royal Opera

Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI (Feb 28, March 1, 2 & 5)

Don Giovanni, a Spanish nobleman, travels through Europe seducing women. But when his actions lead to murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave.

Opéra National de Paris
LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT (The Sleeping Beauty) (March 14, 15, 16 & 19)

Virtuosity together with sumptuous sets and costumes recreate the splendour of one of the most brilliant masterpieces in the classical repertoire of dance.

Opéra National de Paris

Puccini’s LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (March 28, 29, 30 & April 2)

With the adventures of Minnie, who falls in love with a warm-hearted bandit, Puccini gave opera its first Western, a drama of souls stranded on the edge of the world.

Royal Ballet

Tchaikovsky’s THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (April 4, 5, 6 & 9)

Journey to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in Petipa’s classic ballet.

Royal Ballet

THE WINTER’S TALE (May 16, 17, 18 & 21)

The world premiere of a new full-length ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, based on Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation.

Opéra National de Paris
Wagner’s TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (May 23, 24, 25 & 28)

Under Philippe Jordan’s baton, this classic production brings together producer Peter Sellars and video director Bill Viola. On stage the latter has conceived a world of parallel images: a world beyond life.

Opéra national de Paris
BALACHINE /MILLEPIED (June 27, 28, 29 & July 2)
Alongside Balanchine’s Palais de Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time.

Opéra National de Paris
Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA (July 4, 5, 6 & 9)
After Dumas fils, it was Verdi’s turn to immortalize the Dame aux camélias in a cruel and sublime masterpiece, one of the repertoire’s most gripping. Benoît Jacquot directs Diana Damrau in this opera of love and sacrifice.

Royal Opera

Puccini’s MANON LESCAUT (July 18, 19, 20 & 23)

Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 20 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.


MELBOURNE: Palace Cinema Como, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Cameo

Cinemas Belgrave
BRISBANE: Palace Barracks

CANBERRA: Palace Electric

SYDNEY: Palace Verona (Norton Street will commence with AIDA from Dec 20)

ADELAIDE: Palace Nova Eastend

PERTH: Cinema Paradiso

BYRON BAY: Palace Byron Bay

HOBART: State Cinema




Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased at Palace Cinemas, online 24 hours


$24 Adult:  

$21 Concession: 

$21 Palace Movie Club (Max 2)

$18 Senior:  (60+)

$15 Child (14yrs & Under)

$15 Groups Of 20 Or More – Teacher free

$60 Family Pass (2 Adults/2 Children Or 1 Adult/3 Children)




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