The Bolshoi have released their cinema screening programme for the next season. Four are live broadcasts and four have already been transmitted. This is the 5th year that the Bolshoi has been broadcasting to cinemas.
The season's main event is the Russian premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Romeo and Juliet. His Flames of Paris is also in the line-up.
Repertoire pieces are Le Corsaire, Coppélia and Giselle; Jean-Christophe Maillot's The Taming of the Shrew and John Neumeier's Lady of the Camellias are more modern fare, and, of course, the Bolshoi's (dreadful) production of The Nutcracker will be rolled out at Christmas.
Bolshoi Ballet in cinema 2017-2018
Le Corsaire – 22 October 2017
The Taming of the Shrew – 26 November 2017
The Nutcracker – 17 December 2017
Romeo and Juliet – 21 January 2018
The Lady of the Camellias – 4 February 2018
Flames of Paris – 4 March 2018
Giselle – 8 April 2018
Coppélia – 10 June 2018
See also: Alastair Macaulay's A-G of Nutcracker rules!
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.
Too bad it looks like there are no more cinema halls to broadcast the shows in the whole city of Milan. So far I have found only a cinema in a small village far away. I can’t believe this, since two years ago the seats at the cinema used to go almost sold out, whatever the show. How disappointing.