Announcing the Opera & Ballet in Cinema Winter-Spring 2013 Season!

Emerging Pictures is very excited to announce its upcoming Winter-Spring (January – May) 2013 Opera and Ballet in Cinema season. With an opera or ballet presented every weekend between January 1 and the end of May, it’s our most comprehensive season to date.

Opera in Cinema offers a full complement of new and encore classics, from December, 2012′s La Scala opening night of “Lohengrin,” the Royal Opera House’s “La Boheme” and Angela Gheorghiu’s brilliant performance in the Royal’s “Tosca” to “Il Trovatore” from Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu and the new production of “Eugene Onegin” from the Royal Opera House.

For balletomanes, the new Ballet in Cinema season is a feast of movement and music, both classic and contemporary. The Royal Ballet kicks off the season with the encore of “The Sleeping Beauty,” starring Lauren Cuthbertson and Sergei Polunin, and in May the new “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The Bolshoi celebrates the centenary of “The Rite of Spring” in a new commissioned production choreographed by Wayne McGregor, and, later, Yuri Grigorovich’s new scenic version of “La Bayadere.” And ballet from La Scala tantalizes with a glittering “Notre-Dame de Paris,” with two of the dance world’s brightest international stars, Natalia Osipova and Roberto Bolle.

For contemporary ballet fans Winter-Spring 2013 delivers the extraordinary work of the Nederlands Dans Theater: “An Evening with Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot,” the company’s resident choreographers, and “An Evening with Crystal Pite.” In late March, Ballet in Cinema presents a first: “Ballet’s Greatest Hits – the Youth America Grand Prix Gala,” a special gala performance featuring some of ballet’s greatest established stars and new rising talents.

It’s a terrific season for opera-lovers and balletomanes alike. Check the links below for more information and start marking your calendar now.


(Casting and production information will be posted on the website as it becomes available. Theater schedules vary. Please check with your theater for dates and show times. Enter your zip code above to find the theater nearest you.)


CARMEN | January 6 & 8 | Royal Opera House

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY | January 13 & 15 | Royal Ballet

LOHENGRIN | January 20 & 22 | La Scala

LA BOHÈME | January 27 & 29 | Royal Opera House

AN EVENING WITH SOL LEÓN AND PAUL LIGHTFOOT | February 3 & 5 | Nederlands Dans Theater

DON CARLO | February 10 & 12 | La Scala

LA BAYADÈRE | February 17 & 19| Bolshoi Ballet

LES TROYENS | February 24 & 26 | Royal Opera House

AN EVENING WITH CRYSTAL PITE | March 3 & 5 | Nederlands Dans Theater

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS | March 10 & 12 | La Scala – Ballet


TOSCA | March 24 & 26 | Royal Opera House

BALLET’S GREATEST HITS – YAGP GALA | March 31 & April 2 | Youth America Grand Prix

LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE | April 7 & 9 | Royal Ballet

EUGENE ONEGIN | April 14 & 16 | Royal Opera House

THE RITE OF SPRING | April 21 & 23 | Bolshoi Ballet

IL TROVATORE | April 28 & 30 | Gran Teatre del Liceu


NABUCCO | May 12 & 14 | Royal Opera House

GISELLE | May 19 & 21 | Royal Ballet