The 2019 Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with two November screenings of current performances by The Royal Opera. Each production is filmed live in London at The Royal Opera House and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.
First up is a screening of Don Giovanni
on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. Mozart’s engaging masterpiece follows Don Giovanni (Erwin Schrott), the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him.
Don Giovanni is an opera that is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen, perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favorite. This production is a co-production with Israeli Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Houston Grand Opera.
Don Giovanni is performed in Italian with English surtitles. This screening has an approximate runtime of 3 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
Next up is a screening of Don Pasquale
on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. Royal Opera favorite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
This production of Don Pasquale is a co-production with Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo, and is performed in Italian with English surtitles. This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours, 30 minutes, including one intermission.
Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. The series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online at www.phtww.org
or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.
About the Gesa Power House Theatre
The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.
The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).
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Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362