From Russia to Rheged: world class theatre, ballet and opera on show

The Westmorland Gazette: Ballet screenings from Russia at Rheged Ballet screenings from Russia at Rheged

WORLD class theatre, ballet and opera is to be streamed on the big screen at Rheged.

The tourist attraction is making use of its 'Imax' style cinema screen which it says is the largest of its kind north of Manchester.

It starts next week with The Bolshoi Ballet from Moscow.

Specifically shot for the big screen and filmed in high definition with 10 cameras, the event provides a look behind the scenes of the world’s most renowned ballet company, founded in 1776.

The 'Bolshoi in cinemas' season will be broadcasted live or near live in over 1000 cinemas worldwide. 

Rheged will show performances of Jewels, Lost Illusions and The Golden Age.

Rheged’s manager, Michael Pemberton said: “We are very excited about the opportunity to stream world class ballet at Rheged. We have the largest cinema screen north of Manchester and all the performances will fill this screen, so you almost feel like you are there."

Sleeping Beauty will be shown at Rheged on Monday December 23 at 6.30pm.

It tells the love story of Sleeping Aurora and her prince and is choreographed by Petipa Griga with music by Tchaikovsky.

Jewels will be screened at Rheged on Sunday January 19. Choreographed by Balanchine with music by Faurè, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.

The ballet will be screened live from Moscow and is inspired by famous jewellery shops on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Lost Illusions is also live from Moscow and will be streamed on Sunday February 2.

Based on French writer Honorè de Balzac’s novel, it is a story of passion, ambition and disappointment.

It is choreographed by Ratmansky with music by Desyatnikov.

Finally, on Sunday March 30, Rheged will be showing a live screening of The Golden Age, choreographed by Grigotovich with music by Shostakovich.

Set in the 1920’s it is described as 'a satire, a ballet with jazz and cabaret musical parody'.



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