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Thursday 18, June

The Royal Opera 2019/2020: Elektra

The Royal Opera 2019/2020: Elektra

TBC

Thursday 18, June

Monday 6, July

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Frida Kahlo

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Frida Kahlo

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Monday 6, July

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Frida Kahlo

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Frida Kahlo

TBC

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo. Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage. We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?

Monday 6, July

The Royal Opera 2019/2020: Elektra

The Royal Opera 2019/2020: Elektra

TBC

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the awardwinning

director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and

a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences

since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of

exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding

cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and

Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Thursday 18, June