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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
HENRY IV, PARTS I & II

PART I
Sunday, June 22 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS
Wednesday, June 25 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

PART II
Sunday, July 27 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS
Wednesday, July 30
- 1:00pm BUY TICKETS


performartscard2x35a1a1a4a1b$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli & Tivoli Performing Arts Cardholders
(at the door only)

ALL SEATING GENERAL ADMISSION
Running time: 2:50 - plus one intermission

PART I — With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to be paid if he falters. As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff. He is joined by Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

 

PART II — King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Amongst the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets.

As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays..


 


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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
MANON LESCAUT

One Broadcast Only
Thursday, July 24 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS


performartscard2x35a1a1a4a1d$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli & Tivoli Performing Arts Cardholders
(at the door only)

ALL SEATING GENERAL ADMISSION
Running time: 3:00 - plus one intermission

Puccini's first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.

The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent's vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today's audience.

MANON LESCAUTE's sumptuous, richly-coloured score is characterized by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies. Des Grieux expresses his passion for Manon in the Act I aria ‘Vedete? io son fedele’, lively dances evoke Manon’s luxurious life in Paris in Act II, while in the impassioned finale to Act III, ‘Pazza son!’, Des Grieux begs to be allowed to join the imprisoned Manon on her voyage to America. The opera culminates in Manon’s heartbreaking Act IV aria ‘Sola, perduta, abbandonata’, as she contemplates her impending death.

Watch this interview with Director Jonthan Kent.



 


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Visit the TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA page
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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

ONE SHOW ONLY
Sunday, September 20 - 11:00am BUY TICKETS

performartscard2x35a1a1a4a1b1$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli & Tivoli Performing Arts Cardholders
(at the door only)

ALL SEATING GENERAL ADMISSION
Running time: 2:20 - plus one intermission

In Shakespeare’s exhuberant romantic comedy, Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.

With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

This is the first time in 45 years that Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.



 


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