Palace Opera & Ballet 2017  

1304 Palace Opera & Ballet 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.

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

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: Sun 30 Apr

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: Sun 7 May

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: Sun 21 May

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: Sun 28 May

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: Sun 11 Jun

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: Sun 25 Jun

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: Sun 9 Jul

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: Sun 30 Jul



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: Sun 13 Aug

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: Sun 20 Aug