Celebrate classic Royal Opera House productions this Autumn in cinemas across the globe

Marianela Nunez as Giselle and Vadim Muntagirov as Albrecht ©2016 ROH. Photo by Tristram Kenton

Today the Royal Opera House is excited to announce its Autumn Winter 2020 Cinema Season, broadcasting four-opera and ballet favourites to cinemas across the globe in collaboration with event cinema distributor, Trafalgar Releasing.

The Season opens on 20 October with The Royal Ballet’s Giselle, a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and a love that transcends death. Recorded in 2016, this much-loved classical ballet stars Principal dancers Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov.  Looking ahead to 10 December, The Nutcracker, also recorded in 2016, makes a welcome return to cinema screens. Peter Wright’s spectacular production has been enchanting children and adults since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. This performance features Principal dancers Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.

Nutcracker - Royal Ballet © 2015 ROH. Photo by Tristram Kenton
Nutcracker – Royal Ballet © 2015 ROH. Photo by Tristram Kenton

The Royal Opera House global cinema season offers audiences the best seat in the house with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and close-ups of performers.


The Royal Ballet – Recorded in 2016
Global screening date: 20 October
Starring: Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov
Choreography: Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Production: Peter Wright

The Royal Ballet – Recorded 2016
Global screening date: 10 December
Starring: Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Original scenario: Marius Petipa
Production and scenario: Peter Wright