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Friday, June 16, 2023



Ster-Kinekor also screens the Met Opera: Live season of operas, filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and broadcast in select cinemas countrywide. The current season is closing out with three more operas in June and July. The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, is now in its 16th season at select Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau cinemas.

All the productions are screened at the following sites Gateway in Umhlanga KZN as well as Cinema Nouveau Rosebank Mall, Bedford Centre and Brooklyn Mall in Gauteng; and V&A Waterfront, Blue Route, Somerset, and Garden Route in Western Cape.




(Terence Blanchard)

Filmed live on April 29, 2023. Screened on June 16, 17, 18 and 20, 2023 (210 minutes)

Librettist: Michael Cristofer

Production: James Robinson

Set Designer: Allen Moyer

Costume Designer: Paul Tazewell

Lighting Designer: Donald Holder

Projection Designer: Greg Emetaz

Choreographer: Camille A. Brown

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor); Latonia Moore (Emelda Griffith), Stephanie Blythe (Kathy Hagan), Ryan Speedo Green (Young Emile Griffith), Eric Owens (Emile Griffith)

Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones made history in the 2021–22 season. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Soprano Latonia Moore is Emelda Griffith, the boxer’s estranged mother, and mezzo- soprano Stephanie Blythe is the bar owner Kathy Hagan. Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns to the podium to conduct Blanchard’s second Met premiere. Director James Robinson, whose productions of Fire Shut Up in My Bones and Porgy and Bess brought down the house, oversees the staging. Camille A Brown, whose choreography electrified audiences in Fire and Porgy, also returns.


Don Giovanni



Filmed live on May 20, 2023. Screened on June 30 and July 1, 2 and 4, 2023.  (195 minutes)

Production: Ivo van Hove

Set and Lighting Designer: Jan Versweyveld

Costume Designer: An D’Huys

Projection Designer: Christopher Ash

Choreographer: Sara Erde

Nathalie Stutzmann (Conductor); Federica Lombardi (Donna Anna), Ana María Martínez (Donna Elvira), Ying Fang (Zerlina), Ben Bliss (Don Ottavio), Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni), Adam Plachetka (Leporello), Alfred Walker (Masetto), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Commendatore)

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes his Met debut with a new staging of Mozart’s tragicomedy Don Giovanni. The tale of deceit and damnation is set in an abstract architectural landscape that explores the dark corners of the story and its characters. Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang are Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss sings Don Ottavio.


Die Zauberflöte



Filmed live on June 03, 2023. Screened on July 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2023. (210 minutes)

Production and Choreography: Simon McBurney

Set Designer: Michael Levine

Costume Designer: Nicky Gillibrand

Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman

Projection Designer: Finn Ross

Sound Designer: Gareth Fry

Nathalie Stutzmann (Conductor); Erin Morley (Pamina), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Lawrence Brownlee (Tamino), Thomas Oliemans (Papageno), Alan Held (Speaker), Stephen Milling (Sarastro), Brenton Ryan (Monostatos)

Nathalie Stutzmann conducts her second Mozart work this season with a new production of Die Zauberflöte. In his Met-debut staging, Simon McBurney incorporates projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro.



Also coming up on the big screen at select Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau cinemas:

Andre Rieu's 2023 Maastricht: Love Is All Around – August 26 and 27, 2023, at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally (times could change, dependent on loadshedding schedules)


The King of the Waltz invites you to his all-new cinema concert Love is All Around, from his beautiful hometown of Maastricht! André Rieu will again stage his glorious annual summer event in the iconic Vrijthof Square this year. The concert will be a musical feast with heart-warming pieces lovingly chosen by André, covering classics, popular sing-alongs, and delightful waltzes that make you want to dance. Along with his beloved Johann Strauss Orchestra, André teams up with the charming Gospel Choir and special surprise guests, bringing you and your loved ones a refreshing, romantic, fun party at your local cinema - you will feel that love is all around! Share a concert experience filled with music, dance, love and happiness – exclusive to Ster-Kinekor in select cinemas.