Opera and Ballet in Cinema Series Starts Oct. 18

October 12, 2011 12:48 pm Lehman Stages, School of Arts and Humanities

Maria Alexandrova as Esmeralda. Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Lehman Stages and Emerging Pictures will present exclusive world-class cultural programming this fall with the Opera and Ballet in Cinema Series. The series begins on Tuesday, October 18, at 2 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre with the Bolshoi Ballet performing Esmeralda in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The performance will be shown again on Tuesday, October 25, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students.

Esmeralda was inspired by Victor Hugo’s famous novel Notre Dame de Paris, and was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. This classic tale of love and loyalty triumphing over corruption is being presented as an encore screening of the original production, which was captured live on October 9, 2011.

The Opera and Ballet in Cinema Series aims to present the best in European opera and ballet in crystal-clear Hi-Definition digital projection. The series will showcase productions from Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House, and the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre.

Other titles this fall will include Adriana Lecouvreur from the Royal Opera House on Sunday, October 23 and Tuesday, November 1, at 2 p.m.; Tosca from the Royal Opera House on Sunday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 15, at 2 p.m.; The Sleeping Beauty from the Bolshoi on Sunday, November 27 and Thursday, December 1, at 2 p.m.; Don Giovanni from the Teatro alla Scala on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13, at 2 p.m.; and The Nutcracker by the Bolshoi on Sunday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 20, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students.

For more information, visit www.lehmanstages.org.