Performances from France’s historical theatre stage La Comedie-Francaise will be screened at the Alliance Francaise Dubai Theatre over the coming season as the centre unveils its programme for the year.
Opera and ballet performances captured live at Palais Garnier and Opera Bastille, Paris will all viewers to witness some critically acclaimed productions, including Carmen and Swan Lake.
The year’s programme kicks off on September 25 with a screening of the doomed William Shakespeare love story of Romeo and Juliette, recorded at Salle Richelieu, Paris. This will be followed by the screening of the four-act opera production La Boheme Puccini, recorded at Opera Bastille, which can be viewed on October 30.
Catch Jean Racine’s five-act tragic play Britannicus on November 27, a play that depicts a complex tale of intrigue between professionals in politics.
The famed five-act opera of Don Carlos Verdi heads to the Dubai screen on January 29, while Lucrece Borgia Victor Hugo, shown on February 26, which will narrate a tale of vengeance and despair.
Carmen Bizet, the four-act opera, will be screened on March 19, followed by a ballet performance tribute to Jerome Robbins on April 29. The following day will be a screening of Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare.
On May 28, you can watch the magic of Tchaikovski’s Swan Lake ballet performance recorded at the Opera Bastille, with the year’s roster rounding up with the screening of a dance recital on June 25 featuring contemporary choreographers James Thierree, Crystal Pite and Ivan Perez.
Screenings take place at 7.30pm on the day Alliance Francaise Dubai Theatre, Oud Metha with tickets at Dh45 for non-members and Dh35 for members. All Comedie-Francaise plays are shown with English subtitles.