Special Projects

The huge stage of the ancient Arena di Verona is a grand scenery in itself. But it is not so easy to live up to it. The great Franco Zeffirelli considered the Arena the ideal stage: here he could demonstrate both his ability to work with large spaces and his meticulous attention to detail. The arena presents a challenge to directors, and when they accept this challenge and successfully cope with it, the audience receives truly monumental, colorful and breathtaking productions. These are exactly the ones presented in our collection for the big screen.
Jiri Kylian is one of the most important names in the world of dance of the XX-XXI centuries. Philosopher and joker, sage and hooligan, Kilian choreographs dances in his own special style, recognizable from the first cadence. The production is incredibly musical; he not only hears, but sees and feels the music. A master of plotless works, he nevertheless knows how to work with both narrative stories and purely illustrative tasks. The very different performances of our special project “Jiri Kylian: Favorites” once again confirm this.
Theater an der Wien is not only a place of historical significance where the masterpieces of Mozart and Beethoven were born, but also a place where classical opera performances continue to come to life. Recording, especially as perfect as today's, allows us to stop time and watch all the best. We can watch outstanding performances from past seasons together. Immerse yourself in the world of music and art in Vienna.
Concerts by the Greco-Russian conductor Theodor Currentzis and his orchestra musicAeterna often resemble a sacred act and performance rather than just brilliant interpretations of music, invariably becoming vivid events in the musical world. On our screens, you can enjoy Theodor Currentzis's concerts featuring the great music of Mozart, Beethoven, and other composers.
The special project TheatreHD presents a large retrospective of the outstanding theatrical director and video artist Boris Yuhananov.
In the TheatreHD special project, the most significant premiere of the decade unfolds. Richard Wagner's tetralogy takes the stage at the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden in Dmitry Chernyakov's production - a daring experiment of bringing the majestic myth into the real world. Behind the names of gods and heroes are the people of the 21st century, still influenced by the 20th. In this cycle of four operas, a family saga intersects with dystopia, psychological thriller meets drama. A contemporary epic in all its grandeur and splendor.
There are artists who, as if knowing how little time they have, create at full throttle, accomplishing so much in unfairly short lives. Such was John Cranko, the "golden boy of world ballet," who lived only 46 years but left behind a vast and beautiful legacy.
TheatreHD presents a collection of performances from the annual opera festival in Bregenz, renowned for its floating stage on Lake Constance. The vast space allows for the most fantastical scenery to unfold above the water, and the set designers working on Bregenz productions traditionally give free rein to their creativity, whether it's a giant moving clown head in "Rigoletto," the vividly recreated traditional Japan of the 19th century in "Madama Butterfly," or the combination of grand video projections with intimate spaces in the rarely performed opera "Siberia" by Umberto Giordano.
A vast collection of innovative reinterpretations of classics by Dmitry Chernyakov.
Introducing the Royal Shakespeare Company repertoire, the legendary theatre company from Stratford-upon-Avon, in our online cinema TheatreHD/Play. Stars of British theatre and cinema in William Shakespeare’s plays: David Tennant, Anthony Sher, Simon Russell Beale, Lucian Msamati, Christopher Eccleston, Paapa Essiedu, Kathryn Hunter and other artists loved by the audience. Shakespeare's great comedies and tragedies - King Lear, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Othello, Richard II and others - come to life on the stage of the renowned theatre. Our RSC catalogue is available to watch online.
In cinemas and in TheatreHD/Play online cinema - productions of Shakespeare's plays from the stage of the legendary Globe. “All the world’s a stage”.
"Plays Without Words" from the classic of modern British theater – in cinemas and online.