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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Sunday, March 22 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:15 - plus one intermission

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing). Christopher's directing credits include The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare's Globe as well as The Madness of George III and Spamalot in the West End.

Co presented by the National WWI Museum
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Captured Live: Febraury 2015

 


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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Donizetti's
L'ELISIR D'AMORE

Sunday, March 29 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:25 - plus one intermission

Laurent Pelly's acclaimed production of Donizetti's opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine.

L'elisir d'amore is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas. It combines a touching love story and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including the much-loved aria 'Una furtiva lagrima'. The opera's premiere in Milan in 1832 was a triumph and secured Donizetti's place as one of the leading Italian opera composers of his day.

The Royal Opera's charming production is set in the sun-drenched countryside of 1950s Italy, complete with haystacks, Vespas and even a stray dog. It is injected with lively, visual humour, from Nemorino's tipsy clowning to Dulcamara's lumbering truck from which he sells his quack remedies. Donizetti deftly brings his characters alive with a sparkling score: Nemorino's love for Adina is expressed through lyrical arias; Adina's animated, flamboyant style softens as her feelings towards Nemorino begin to change and all the while Dulcamara endlessly chatters away with irrepressible self-belief.

Featuring Bryn Terfel in the role of the crafty doctor performing for the first time with the Royal Opera.

Captured Live: November 2014

 


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GLOBE THEATRE
THE DUCHESS OF MALFI

Thursday, April 9 - 7:00pm BUY TICKETS

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Running time: 2:20 - plus one intermission

The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

Featuring Hollywood star Gemma Arterton in the title role, is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters, all lit by playwright John Webster’s obsessional imagination. This most intimate Jacobean tragedy is the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely in candlelight

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Captured Live: February 2015

 


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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON
(Much Ado About Nothing)

Sunday, April 19 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

FriendsoftheTivoliCardREV2$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli Cardholders
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Running time: 2:15 - plus one intermission

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened - before peace ultimately wins out. Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare's matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places.

Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly attributed to it during Shakespeare's lifetime.

Co presented by the National WWI Museum
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Captured Live: March 2015

 


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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
ANDREA CHENIER

Saturday, April 18 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS
Tuesday, April 21 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

FriendsoftheTivoliCardREV3$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
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Running time: 2:25 - plus one intermission

Don’t miss the new Royal Opera production of Umberto Giordano’s passionate French Revolution drama. Described in the Telegraph as ‘gold-plated’, the cast includes Jonas Kaufmann in the title role as the idealistic poet Chénier, with Eva-Maria Westbroek as his aristocratic love Maddalena. Jealous servant-turned-official Carlo Gérard is played by Serbian baritone Željko Lučić. Antonio Pappano conducts. Join us for this vocal and visual signature production by the Royal with stunning sets and costumes.

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Captured Live: January 2015

 

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