This June the College of Further Education and the Guernsey Arts Commission are bringing the National Theatre live and the Royal Opera to Guernsey in an exciting new pilot scheme initiated to make the performance arts more accessible to all. The Performing Arts Centre will be joining more than 170 cinemas and art houses across the UK in broadcasting the National Theatre play, Phèdre and the Royal Opera House’s, La Traviata.
The performances of Phèdre and La Traviata will be filmed in high definition and broadcast live via satellite, not only nationwide but a further 170 venues worldwide will also be screening the performance.
Phèdre, shown las week on the 25th June, was a Ted Hughes’ version of the French classical tragedy by Jean Racine, starrign Helen Mirrem. It has been brilliantly received by audiences worldwide, with the Guenrsey audience certainly included! National theatre Live returns in the Autumn. We will keep you posted!
La Traviata, One of Guiseppe Verdi’s best loved works, showing 30th June, sees American soprano sensation Renée Fleming make an historic return to Covent Garden, singing lead role for the first time with The Royal Opera. La Traviata is an opera in three acts based on Alexandre Dumas’ La Dame aux Camélias. It was first performed at the Teatro la Fenice, Venice, March 1853.
Details for La Traviata:
Doors open at 6.40pm, performance starts at 7.00pm.
Tickets are priced at £15 for Adults and £12 for students and over 65. A glass of wine/soft drink is included in the ticket price.
Bookings taken via www.guernseytickets.gg or call the Box Office at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts Centre on 749999.
It is intended for this to mark the beginning of a series of Live performances screened in Guernsey at the Performing Arts Centre.