Royal Opera coming to Lyme

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THE Royal Opera House is coming to Lyme's Regent Cinema.

A delayed live transmission from the Royal Opera House of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme will be screened at the cinema on Tuesday, January 15.

It will be sung in Italian in four acts, with two intervals.

Doors open at 6.45pm and the preshow is at 7.15pm.

First staged in Turin in February 1896, it is generally regarded as Puccini's masterpiece by opera lovers, one of the many highlights being 'Che gelida manina', said to be Italian opera's best known aria for tenor.

This screening is following the success of the iconic ballet Nutcracker in 3D, which was shown at the Regent last week courtesy of Mariinsky Theatre.

Cinema manager David Johnson said: “The two shows last Thursday were very successful and my staff and I were delighted with the response from local people.

“In total we sold over 300 tickets and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Many asked when the next special would be.

“This is another first for Lyme Regis and we are very excited.”

Prices for Tueaday's show are £16 circle (concessions £10) and £15 stalls (concessions £9).

In February the Regent will be showing Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin and in March there will be the ballet of Alice in Wonderland.

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