For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen's Frank Bridge's Variations, Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot's Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky's Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen's formal beauty, Leon and Lightfoot's intensity and Ratmansky's witty brilliance to a new level.
"Give me everything, it is still not enough." The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.
This deeply persona portrait of acclaimed New York-based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B. Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish emigres from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings as well as her private journals. With her daughter's encouragement, she investigates the stranger that is her former self, a woman who found psychological and sexual liberation through art.
"...a vivid snapshot of a still-vital artist late in a still-purposeful life." - The New York Times
Whether you know it or not, the bizarre imaginings of hell by Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch are permanently etched upon your psyche. Peter von Huystee tracks down his 25 or so surviving paintings, recording the meticulous work of archivists to definitively attribute the work to the artist (10 family members painted). Bosch's vivid imagination spawned precise, grotesque, salacious juxtapositions, often tantalizing, repulsive, hilarious, and sexually perverse.
"The [movie] is no mere appreciation piece...it places curatorial efforts into fascinating light." -Slant
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends - Medger Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America.
The dream cast of Renee Fleming as the Marschallin and Elina Garanca as Octavian star in Strauss's grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met's recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Hapsburg Empire, underscoring the opera's subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Gunther Groissbock as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparkling perfect score.
Tchaikovsky's setting of Pushkin's timeless verse novel is presented on the Met's stage in Debra Warner's moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dimitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
Mozart's first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera's most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano, as her lover Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Placido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting "Song to the Moon." Mary Zimmerman brings her wonderful theatrical imagination to Dvorak's fairy tale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder Conducts.
Rsexuality/nudity and some language
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
America in the mid-19980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, and Russell Tovey.
This new staging of Tony Kusher's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony Award winning director Marianne Elliott
"I've no talent for life."
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) returns to the National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.
Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Closer).
George Bernard Shaw's classic plays follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English form France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Starring Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc, broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse. Directed by Josie Rourke
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and the conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Densie Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey.
Angels in America is directed by Olivier and Tony Award winning director Marianne Elliott.
Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name.
Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani).
By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week.
The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
Rstrong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use
Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she’s busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn’t help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ work circle, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried doesn’t hold back, and Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life.