Opera at the cinema
Theatre lovers sure to enjoy viewing theatrical, operatic and ballet performances from all over the globe in October, at Minsk’s Tsentralny Cinema
World-renowned performances, screened ‘live’ and arriving in Minsk via the TheatreHD project, initiated by the ART Corporation Centre of Visual and Performance Arts. Its Director, Anzhelika Krashevskaya, is convinced that Minskers will love the innovation.
“Such screening of performances is a new format for Belarus but is already widespread practice across Europe and the world. The TheatreHD project unites over 35 cities in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, with Belarus joining on October 3rd, showing Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore (staged by the Metropolitan Opera). Anna Netrebko — an outstanding operatic singer of our modern times — is performing Leonora, while Duke de Luna is played by her usual stage partner, Dmitry Khvorostovsky,” she comments.
Apart from Il Trovatore, audiences are invited to another six shows. Among them are Giselle (staged by Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre), Othello (premiered by the Metropolitan Opera) and the much anticipated Hamlet (staged by the Barbican Theatre).
By Yulia Leonova