Jonas Kaufmann & Anna Netrebko’s ‘Forza Del Destino’ Headlines Royal Opera 2018-19 Live in Cinema Series

By David Salazar

The Royal Opera House has announced its 2018-19 season, which will continue its Live in Cinemas series.

This season, there will be 11 productions, including six ballets and five operas. We will cover the operatic performances only.

The first of these is Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” which will hit the big screen on Oct. 28, 2018. Let by conductor Antonio Pappano, the performance will include Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, Nina Stemme, and John Lundgren.

Verdi’s “La Traviata” gets its movie experience on Jan. 30, 2019 with Ermonela Jaho in the title role. Charles Castronovo and Plácido Domingo round out the cast.

“The Queen of Spades” is third in the operatic installments on Jan. 22, 2019. Pappano conducts with Aleksandrs Antonenko starring as the demented Herman. Vladimir Stoyanov, Felicity Palmer, and Eva-Maria Westbroek also feature.

On April 2, 2019, Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann take the stage together for Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino.” Pappano conducts with additional cast members including Ferruccio Furlanetto, Alessandro Corbelli, Ludovic Tézier, Robert Lloyd, and Veronica Simeoni.

The cinema season comes to an end with Gounod’s “Faust.” David McVicar’s production will feature Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau, and Erwin Schrott. Stéphane Degout rounds out the cast, which will be conducted by Dan Ettinger.