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Operas in cinema - La Traviata & La Rondine

La Traviata opens the Opera Season at Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, UK. It's the 2007 La Scala production with Angela Gheorghiu as Violetta and Ramon Vargas as Alfredo. There are two screenings, at 2pm and 7pm, on Saturday, February 27th 2010. The ticket price range from 5 to 10 pounds.

La Traviata is followed by:
*Cosi Fan Tutte (on March 27th, at 2pm and 7pm) from Salzburg Festival in 2009
*Tribute to Pavarotti (on April 24th, at 2pm and 7 pm) where Angela sings La Ci Darem la mano with Sting

They are followed by another screening, this time across the ocean, in San Francisco. If you happen to be around on April 3rd (at 10am) and 7th (at 6:30pm) you could go to Sundance Kabuki Cinema to see La Rondine, War Memorial Opera House, starring Angela Gheorghiu as Magda, Misha Didyk as Ruggero, Anna Christy as Lisette and tenor Gerard Powers as Prunier.
La Rondine is the last opera in a series of other operas broadcasted in this theatre:
*Madama Butterfly, February 13th and 17th, with Patricia Racette as Cio Cio San and Brandon Jovanovich as Pinkerton - a San Francisco Opera production
*Don Giovanni, February 27th and March 3rd, with Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role, with soprano Elza van den Heever as Donna Anna, soprano Twyla Robinson as Donna Elvira, tenor Charles Castronovo as Don Ottavio and bass Oren Gradus as Leporello - a San Francisco Opera Production
*Samson and Delilah, March 20th and 24th, with Olga Borodina as the seductive “Delilah” and tenor Clifton Forbis as the Old Testament hero - a San Francisco Opera production

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