Kinepolis Luxembourg has announced a new series of "Ballet at the Cinema" with a number of live transmissions complemented by a number of recorded transmissions, at Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg.

The Royal Opera House's upcoming film season includes four stunning productions; comfortably seated audiences will share the joy of live performance and the beauty of world-class art in cinemas in over 50 countries around the world. 

Don Quixote (live on Tue 7 Nov @ 20:00; recorded on Sun 12 Nov @ 16:00): Don Quixote, based on the epic novel of the same name by Miguel de Cervantes, recounts the adventures of the eccentric nobleman Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, who help reunite a lively young couple, Kitri and Basilio. This energetic 19th-century ballet is brought to life by Ludwig Minkus's spirited score and is a wonderful showcase for the virtuosity of the ROH's principal dancers. Created for the ROH ten years ago, Carlos Acosta's exuberant production brings the sunshine and charm of Spain to the main stage, with Tim Hatley's characterful sets. Original Version (No subtitles)

The Nutcracker (live on Tue 12 Dec @ 20:00; recorded on Sun 17 Dec @ 16:00): Join Clara on a delightful Christmas evening that turns into a magical adventure once everyone has gone to bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky's score as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker battle the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering kingdom of sweets. Peter Wright's much-loved production for the ROH, with beautiful period sets by Julia Trevelyan Oman, stays true to the spirit of this festive classical ballet, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing. Original Version (No subtitles)

Manon (live on Wed 7 Feb @ 20:00; recorded on Sun 18 Feb @ 16:00): This adaptation of Abbé Prévost's novel is Kenneth MacMillan at his best, his acute perception of human psychology and his mastery of narrative choreography finding full expression in the passionate duets of the central couple, visceral and urgent in their desire. The heroine's struggle to escape poverty makes Manon one of the most dramatic and devastating ballets, enhanced by Nicholas Georgiadis' evocative sets that reflect the juxtaposition between Manon's impoverished origins and the sumptuous world she aspires to inhabit. Original Version (No subtitles)

Swan Lake (live on Wed 24 Apr @ 20:00; recorded on Sun 5 May @ 16:00): On a hunting trip, Prince Siegfried happens to spot a flock of swans. One of them transforms into the beautiful Odette, and he is immediately seduced. But Odette is bound by a spell that keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her? Tchaikovsky's sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's classic ballet par excellence. Original Version (No subtitles)

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Venue: Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg

Organiser: Kinepolis Luxembourg

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