Special Series

OPERA FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

We are pleased to bring the best of The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano – one of the world’s leading opera companies – to The Cary Theater. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, The Royal Opera is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

The 2017 – 2018 season will feature operas that are recorded live from the Royal Opera House in London, England.

Individual ticket prices: $15 / $12 (Cary Film Circle members)

 Featured operas:

TOSCA

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 2 p.m.

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

 

CARMEN

Sunday, April 15, 2017 – 2 p.m.

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For Carmen he has devised a far from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


Senior Afternoons

Whether you are part of the senior set or just have the day off – we’re offering matinees screenings!   Thursdays at 2 pm, we’ll screen our favorite films (and some selected just for you)!  Seniors price is $4.00.

 

Feb 15 – City of Ghosts

Feb 22 – 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Mar 1 – Oscar Shorts – Documentary Short Subject

Mar 8 – Faces Places

Mar 15 – I, Tonya

Mar 22 – Two Trains Runnin’

Mar 29 – The Disaster Artist

 

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Rough Cuts Review

Rough Cuts Review is an open screen night for North Carolina filmmakers. The evening is an opportunity for filmmakers to show Rough Cuts of works-in-progress, and to engage in conversation with other local filmmakers and the public about the material.  Joe Partin, Cinema Studies professor, will lead the filmmaker and audience members in a respectful discussion about the work.

We accept 15-20 minute submissions of finished films, works-in-progress, and student films. All genres are welcome. Time permitting, we’ll screen longer works but we can’t guarantee individual screening slots over 20-minutes.

Upcoming screening dates:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7pm (submissions are due January 9)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7pm (submissions are due March 13)

Sunday, May 13 Showcase Screening 2pm-6pm (Check back for more details)

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