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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


More top-flight cinema to make your heart sing.

A new season of piping-hot opera magic is heading for the popular Cinema Nouveau outlets in November, direct from the New York Metropolitan Opera House. These hot-off-the-stage productions from arguably the world’s leading opera house have been specially filmed to bring the magic and excitement of the Met’s live performances to vivid life on the big screen.

The third season of Opera at Cinema Nouveau promises even more artistic delights, which will feature the world’s most exquisite opera voices scaling the heights and plumbing the depths of emotion, complemented by lavish staging and high-end production values.

Highlights include Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot, Verdi’s Aïda (in which internationally acclaimed South African tenor Johan Botha features as Radamès) and Bizet’s Carmen. In addition, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra features a rare appearance by Plácido Domingo, one of the world’s most beloved tenors.

“If the popularity of the preceding seasons is any indication, then we at Cinema Nouveau are most delighted that audiences have embraced the genre and we will continue to bring operas to screens around the country,” explains Dr Raksha Singh, National Marketing Manager for Cinema Nouveau. “We seek to provide our audience with the best opera experience directly from the Met and the best seats in the Met Opera are closer to home. The third season starts in November and continues into 2010. Don’t miss the line-up of masterpieces performed by some of the world's greatest stars.”

The opera season starts in November 2009 at Cinema Nouveau cinemas nationwide, and continues into 2010.

Titles and screening dates are as follows: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (November 6); Aïda by Guiseppe Verdi (November 27), and Turandot by Puccini (December 18).

Moving in 2010, the programme continues with Les Contes D’Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach (January 15); Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss (February 5); Carmen by Georges Bizet (February 19); Simon Boccanegra by Verdi (March 12); Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas (April 16), and Armida by Gioachino Rossini (May 28).

Book for these unforgettable cultural experiences at the self-service terminals or box-office. Alternatively, call 082 16789 or book online at