Palace Opera & Ballet 2016/2017  

1304 Palace Opera & Ballet 2016/2017

Exclusive in Perth to Cinema Paradiso, The Palace Opera & Ballet-2016/17 season presents current season opera and ballet performances direct from The Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Paris and La Scala! Experience some of the international opera & ballet circuit’s most highly anticipated new productions of the coming year, for a fraction of the original performances ticket price.

Each production screens only once – please book your seats promptly to avoid disappointment.

Stay up to date! Join the Palace Opera & Ballet mailing list for regular season updates

Exclusive Perth screenings at Cinema Paradiso on Sundays at 10.30am only

Cinema Paradiso

Royal Ballet: THE NUTRACKER 180 mins

1950 Royal Ballet: THE NUTRACKER

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his glorious production  par excellence of this all-time favourite ballet. It’s Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer (Gary Avis) the magician sweeps young Clara (Francesca Hayward) away on a fantastical journey from the ... More

Screening: Sun 5 Feb
Cinema Paradiso

La Scala: MADAMA BUTTERFLY 160 mins


New Production! Your invitation to the prestigious, official Gala opening night of the La Scala season! Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly and acclaimed Latvian director Alvis Hermanis present an opportunity to discover the audacious original version of Puccini’s beloved classic, hotly ... More

Screening: Sun 12 Feb
Cinema Paradiso

Paris Opera Ballet: SWAN LAKE 160 mins

1952 Paris Opera Ballet: SWAN LAKE

Drawing on ancient Slavic and Norse mythology where destiny is often born out of the mysterious forces of nature, Swan Lake has become a legend in its own right. Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score is imbued with a deep sense of nostalgia, echoing the composer’s own experience of love ... More

Screening: Sun 19 Feb
Cinema Paradiso

Royal Opera IL TROVATORE 180 mins

1953 Royal Opera IL TROVATORE

International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a world-class cast in the first revival of David Bösch’s atmospheric production of Verdi's classic Romantic opera, set against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the ... More

Screening: Sun 26 Feb
Cinema Paradiso

La Scala Ballet: ROMEO AND JULIET 173 mins

1954 La Scala Ballet: ROMEO AND JULIET

La Scala étoile Roberto Bolle and special guest artist Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theatre, dance together for the first time.

Kenneth MacMillan's classic, set to the immortal notes of Prokofiev, has been in La Scala’s repertoire for many years now, and has seen ... More

Screening: Sun 5 Mar
Cinema Paradiso

Opéra de Paris: THE TALES OF HOFFMANN 255 mins

1955 Opéra de Paris: THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

Jonas Kaufmann will lead an incredible cast in Robert Carsen’s spectacular production of Offenbach’s dazzling final opera, a work that combines fantasy, gravity and humour in an unexpectedly innovative synthesis of opera buffa, romantic opera and grand opera. This adaptation of three ... More

Screening: Sun 12 Mar
Cinema Paradiso

Royal Ballet: WOOLF WORKS 155 mins

1956 Royal Ballet: WOOLF WORKS

The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s outstanding, 2016 Olivier Award-winning ballet triptych, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf. In this critically acclaimed work, McGregor combines themes from three of Woolf's landmark novels – Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – ... More

Screening: Sun 19 Mar
Cinema Paradiso

Opera Roma: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE 320 mins


New Production! Italian maestro Daniele Gatti, one of few who can truly claim to follow in the great Italian tradition of Toscanini, mounts the Teatro dell’Opera podium for the first time for this season inaugurating performance of Wagner’s transcendent opera about eternal love that ... More

Screening: Sun 26 Mar
Cinema Paradiso

Paris Opera & Ballet: COSÍ FAN TUTTE (Mozart) 215 mins

2054 Paris Opera & Ballet: COSÍ FAN TUTTE (Mozart)

New Production! In Mozart and Da Ponte's scientific investigation of love, a cynical old philosopher prompts two young idealists to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test, teaching them a bitter lesson... This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire celebrated choreographer Anne ... More

Screening: Sun 2 Apr
Cinema Paradiso

Royal Ballet: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Tchaikovsky)

2055 Royal Ballet: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Tchaikovsky)

This Easter holidays, enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, and celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet. A perennial delight, The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, ... More

Screening: Sun 9 Apr
Cinema Paradiso

Teatro Regio: MANON LESCAUT (Puccini)

2056 Teatro Regio: MANON LESCAUT (Puccini)

Maria José Siri and Gregory Kunde star as the ill-fated lovers at the centre of Puccini’s passionate opera about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris and finds herself torn between true love and a life of luxury. This sumptuous opera – Puccini’s ... More

Screening: Sun 23 Apr
Cinema Paradiso

Royal Opera: MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Puccini) 165 mins

2057 Royal Opera: MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Puccini)

East meets West with devastating consequences in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s deeply poignant opera. Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho (singing Cio-Cio-San at Covent Garden for the first time). The music ... More

Screening: Sun 30 Apr
Cinema Paradiso

Paris Opera Ballet: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Mendelssohn) 120 mins

2058 Paris Opera Ballet: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Mendelssohn)

New Production! Enter Shakespeare's poetic world of elves and fairies, as envisioned by choreographer George Balanchine. Entering the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire for the first time, this magical piece, danced to the stage music by Mendelssohn, features sets and costumes by ... More

Screening: Sun 7 May
Cinema Paradiso

Royal Ballet: JEWELS 150 mins

2059 Royal Ballet: JEWELS

George Balanchine’s virtuoso evocation of the sparkle of gemstones is a brilliant masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet. The French Romantic music of Fauré scores the subtlety of Emeralds, the fire of Rubies comes from Stravinsky and the ... More

Screening: Sun 21 May
Cinema Paradiso

La Scala: THE THIEVING MAGPIE (Rossini) 220 mins

2060 La Scala: THE THIEVING MAGPIE (Rossini)

New Production! Two hundred years after its debut at La Scala in 1817, Rossini’s graceful masterpiece on the excesses of power returns. Academy Award©-winning director Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo) will relate the story of the servant Ninetta (debuting soprano ... More

Screening: Sun 28 May
Cinema Paradiso

Opéra de Paris: THE SNOW MAIDEN (Rimski-Korsakov) 255 mins

2061 Opéra de Paris: THE SNOW MAIDEN (Rimski-Korsakov)

New Production! A thrilling opportunity to experience the original version of Rimski-Korsakov's marvelous lyric opera. Based on a Slavic legend, this magical fantasy follows Snegurochka (young soprano sensation Aida Garifullina), born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical ... More

Screening: Sun 11 Jun
Cinema Paradiso

Opera di Firenze: DON CARLO (Verdi) 220 mins

2062 Opera di Firenze: DON CARLO (Verdi)

Screening direct from the prestigious 80th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Verdi’s grand opera about love, ambition and intrigue is set in 16th-century Spain, The story follows Carlos Prince of Asturias (Fabio Sartori), who is betrothed to Elizabeth of Valois (Julianna Di Giacomo), the ... More

Screening: Sun 25 Jun
Cinema Paradiso

Royal Ballet: ASHTON TRIPLE BILL (Mendelssohn)

2063 Royal Ballet: ASHTON TRIPLE BILL (Mendelssohn)

A gorgeous mixed programme of works by Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton. The Dream (1964) is a delightful interpretation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. His seminal masterpiece Symphonic ... More

Screening: Sun 9 Jul
Cinema Paradiso

Royal Opera: OTELLO (Verdi) 165 mins

2064 Royal Opera: OTELLO (Verdi)

New Production! Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new ... More

Screening: Sun 30 Jul
Cinema Paradiso



The unforgettable game of silhouettes with which the great director Giorgio Strehler interpreted the charm of Mozart’s Turkish-flavoured singspiel was conceived for the Salzburg Festival, where it was staged in 1965 under the baton of Zubin Mehta, and then regularly revived at La Scala ... More

Screening: Sun 13 Aug
Cinema Paradiso

Opéra de Paris: LA CENERENTOLA (Rossini) 190 mins

2066 Opéra de Paris: LA CENERENTOLA (Rossini)

New Production! César Award-winning filmmaker Guillaume Gallienne (Me Myself and Mum) will stage his first opera, with mezzo-soprano Teresa Iervolino in the title role. The Enlightenment had lit its fires throughout Europe, and Rossini’s version of Perrault’s ... More

Screening: Sun 20 Aug
Cinema Paradiso