Kinepolis Luxembourg has announced a new series of "Opera at the Movies" with a number of live transmissions complemented by a number of recorded transmissions, at Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg, Kinepolis-Kirchberg and Kinepolis-Belval.

New York's prestigious Metropolitan Opera opens its doors for a new season full of discoveries, from never-before-seen productions of the great classics to contemporary works that make opera an art form more alive than ever. From the comfort of one's cinema seat, travel to Japan or the Amazon River, follow the destinies of characters who have left their mark on history, and vibrate to the rhythm of passionate romances. Let the magic of live performance transport you to the New York Opera! 

Dead Man Walking (live on Sat 21 Oct @ 18:55: recorded on Mon 30 Oct @ 13:45): Based on Sister Helen Prejean's book in which she recounts her fight against the death penalty, Jake Heggie's penetrating opera, hailed in particular for its remarkable libretto, opens the Met's season live from New York. An evening not to be missed, led by soprano Joyce DiDonato in the role of the nun. Opera in two acts. Original Version (English Subtitles; French subtitles)

X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (live on Sat 18 Nov @ 18:55; recorded on Mon 27 Nov @ 13:45): First performed in 1986, this opera by American composer Anthony Davis presents the life of the activist Malcolm X, from his youth to his assassination, in a series of galvanising tableaux, touching on the key events of his era. The music captivates with its diversity of rhythmic motifs and poignant lyricism. Opera in three acts. Original Version (English Subtitles; French subtitles)

Florencia en el Amazonas (live on Sat 9 Dec @ 18:55; recorded on Mon 18 Dec @ 13:45): Mexican opera-maker Daniel Catán's sensual score is inspired by the magical realism of writer Gabriel García Márquez. Faced with Florencia and her dream of finding her lost lover, two couples try to overcome the vagaries of love on the tumultuous current of the Amazon River. Opera in two acts. Spanish version (English Subtitles; French subtitles)

Nabucco (live on Sat 6 Jan @ 18:55; recorded on Mon 15 Jan @ 13:45): Verdi's first great success, Nabucco captivates and enthrals with its plot combining family, politics and romance, not to mention its majestic choruses, including the famous "Va pensiero". The sumptuous sets of the Met's iconic production provide a majestic backdrop for this masterpiece. Opera in four acts. Italian version (English Subtitles)

Carmen (live on Sat 27 Jan @ 18:55; recorded on Mon 5 Feb @ 13:45): Resolutely modern, the figure of Carmen continues to fascinate! Fiery, elusive, indomitable, the favourite gypsy of the repertoire continues to turn heads and conquer the hearts of opera lovers and the curious to the tune of the famous habanera "Love is a rebellious bird". Opera in four acts. French version (English Subtitles; French subtitles)

La Forza del Destino (live on Sat 9 Mar @ 18:00; recorded on Mon 18 Mar @ 13:45): Carried by Verdi's rich and contrasting score, the thwarted romance of Leonora and Alvaro delivers a poignant performance. Mariusz Treliński's new staging takes a singular look at the fate of the characters by moving the action into a contemporary world, with the sensational Lise Davidsen making her debut in the role of Leonora. Opera in four acts. Italian version (English Subtitles; French subtitles)

Romeo & Juliet (live on Sat 23 Mar @ 17:55; recorded on Mon 1 Apr @ 13:45): Bartlett Sher's realistic and romantic staging of the lovers of Verona features two top stars: French tenor Benjamin Bernheim and American soprano Nadine Sierra, in what promises to be a spectacular retransmission! Opera in five acts. French version (English Subtitles; French subtitles)

La Rondine (live on Sat 20 Apr @ 18:55; recorded on Mon 29 Apr @ 13:45): Sometimes compared to La Traviata for its bittersweet love story between a courtesan and an idealistic young man from a good family, La Rondine nonetheless has its own singularity, sublimated by Nicolas Joël's magnificent Art Deco-inspired production. Opera in three acts. Italian version (English Subtitles; French subtitles)

Madame Butterfly (live on Sat 11 May @ 18:55; recorded on Mon 20 May @ 13:45): Two rising stars come together to embody Puccini's drama, admirably directed by Anthony Minghella: the Lithuanian Asmik Grigorian makes her Met debut as the innocent Butterfly, and Jonathan Tetelman as the cynical Pinkerton. Opera in three acts. Italian version (English Subtitles; French subtitles)

The venue will offer a welcome cocktail 40 minutes before live performances.

For further information and tickets, see

Venue: Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg, Kinepolis-Kirchberg and Kinepolis-Belval

Organiser: Kinepolis Luxembourg

Price: See website

Reservations: See website