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Monday, July 8, 2024



Rhumbelow Classics Cinema - On The Big Screen will present The Royal Opera’s - Andrea Chénier on July 14. Sung in Italian with English subtitles


Music: Umberto Giordano

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Director: David McVicar

Set Designer: Robert Jones

Costume Designer: Jenny Tiramani

Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman

Movement Director: Andrew George


Andrea Chénier: Jonas Kaufmann

Maddalena Di Coigny: Sondra Radvanovsky

Carlo Gérard: Carlos Álvarez

Bersi: Katia Ledoux

The Incredibile: Alexander Kravets

Roucher: Ashley Riches

Contessa Di Coigny: Rosalind Plowright

Pietro Fléville: William Dazeley

The Abbé: Aled Hall

Madelon: Elena Zilio

Major-Domo: Simon Thorpe

Mathieu: James Cleverton

Fouquier-Tinville: Eddie Wade

Dumas: Jamie Woollard

Schmidt: Jeremy White


Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Co-production with China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and San Francisco Opera


At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.


About the Royal Opera House

Home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera House brings together world-class performers and trailblazing creative teams to share unforgettable performances with audiences near and far. The theatres are in London’s Covent Garden, but their work is accessed and experienced across the UK and globally through their streams, tours, cinema programme, radio broadcasts and TV output. 

Over the course of the pandemic, they curated the #OurHouseToYourHouse programme – nine live-streamed concerts and 38 productions from their archives. Content was viewed over 15 million times in 183 countries, and broadcast in partnership with the BBC, Sky Arts, Marquee TV and Netflix. During the pandemic they lost £3 in every £5 of their income and they continue to feel the financial impact as they slowly recover.

In September 2021, they returned for their first full Season since 2019, presenting a packed programme of world premieres, landmark new productions and returning favourites. Since then, they have expanded their audience through a flagship Young ROH scheme, returned to live cinema, launched Royal Opera House Stream, and extended their national impact through an ambitious curriculum-linked programme for schools, specially designed to ignite creativity, broaden participation and diversify the future of opera and ballet. They are committed to reducing their impact on the environment and aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2035.


About ROH Cinema

 Since 2008, their cinema programme has brought over 120 opera and ballet broadcasts to audiences across the globe. It now reaches more than 1,500 cinemas from the UK to New Zealand, bringing the best of their resident companies to the big screen. Each broadcast offers audiences the best seat in the house, and includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and insights into the rehearsal process. The programme forms an integral part of our plan to secure our future, expand audiences and continue to help facilitate the vital recovery of cinema domestically and internationally.


The screening takes place at 14h00 on July 14, 2024, at Rhumbelow Theatre. Running time: 195 minutes (including 1 interval)

R150-00 a ticket. Booking is essential on email at or through Webtickets

Food available at the venue. (Venue opens 60 minutes before show for snacks/drinks). Bar Available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)

Limited secure parking available.

For more information, contact Roland on 0824998636.