Mouth of Amelia has sent word of live, streaming performances of ballet and opera that are being shown at our own Carmike Amelia Island Cinema 7 movie theater.
The next feature is Le Corsaire (The Bolshoi Ballet); with a encore performance on 3/20/12, at 7:00 PM.
WHEN: Please see Schedule of Events below!
WHERE: Carmike 7 Cinema, 1132 South 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, Florida
WHAT: This is in the “Who Knew” department! It is a little known fact that ballets and operas are streamed in live from La Scala, Bolshoi Theatre, Royal Opera House, etc. to our local theatre, Carmike. The showings are usually here at 11am (from Russia) or 2pm (from London). They’re recorded during streaming and shown again locally once or twice as Encores. The performances often last over three hours because, being live, they include intermissions. Usually, the intermissions show views of the event’s theatre and sometimes interviews with principals, costumers or conductors — always translated into English or with English captions. Performances always include English captions.
A loyal Mouth reader writes, “The sound system at the theatre is wonderful and with cameras streaming in the live performances from different angles, even overhead views and closeups, it’s pure eye candy! We see far more than the audience at the event could possibly see from any seat. We’ve become avid ballet fans as a result. Although we’ve always loved opera, this venue brings it up close and personal!”
We are so lucky to have this program right here on our little island since not all Carmike theatres are participating. You might subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org for “Ballet in Cinema” and “Opera in Cinema” to get notices about upcoming events, but the notices come in just a few days in advance of the event which only helps as a reminder. However, when you attend a performance, you receive a good program that provides performance details, including a synopsis, and lists upcoming events on the last page so that you can schedule for them further in advance.
My spies tell me that there are always seats available. Music lovers should patronize these showings to encourage Carmike to continue to subscribe to this series!
Schedule of upcoming events:,/em>
Puccini’s La Boheme (Gran Teatre del Liceu) Encore – 3/27/2012, 7:00pm
Verdi’s Rigoletto (The Royal Opera House) Live: 4/17/2012, 2:30pm; Encore – 4/24/2012, 7:00pm
Le Corsaire (The Bolshoi Ballet) Encore performance 3/20/12, 7:00 PM.
Romeo & Juliet (The Royal Ballet) Live: 3/22/2012, 3:30pm; Encore – 4/10/2012, 7:00pm
The Bright Stream (The Bolshoi Ballet) Live: 4/29/2012, 11:00am; Encore – 4:30pm & 5/15/2012, 7:00pm
La Fille Mal Gardee (The Royal Ballet) Live: 5/16/2012, 2:30pm; Encore – 5/29/2012, 7:00pm
Raymonda (The Bolshoi Ballet) Live: 6/24/2012, 11:00am; Encore – 4:30pm & 7/10/2012, 7:00pm
Le Corsaire, from the Bolshoi Ballet
In the Bolshoi Ballet’s new staging of Le Corsaire, Petipa’s original choreography is revived and refreshed by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka to breathe new life into this production. The ballet follows Medora, a young Greek girl, and Conrad, a dashing pirate, as they journey through a tapestry of dramatic events, culminating in a shipwreck considered to be one of ballet’s most dazzling spectacles. Starring Svetlana Lunkina, Ruslan Skvortsov, Andrei Merkuriev & Nina Kaptsova.
“The final scene has one scenic masterstroke after another. Moonlight upon the Mediterranean, then the corsairs’ ship… filling most of the stage with characters on board, trumped by thunder, lightning, storm, rising waves, and the boat splitting before our eyes: the kind of special effect that in recent decades has belonged to film alone.” – The New York Times
“…fairly bursts with dazzling ingredients… the final ocean scene is Kaminsky’s crowning glory.” – Washington Post
COST: Tickets are usually $20 for a ballet and $25 for an opera
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Carmike is not very aggressive in advertising this series. Their phone message is not updated. But you can TRY to get more information by calling 904-261-9867 or 904-261-8983.
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