Breathtaking dance from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Stirring voices from Metropolitan Opera in New York; captivating stories from the National Theatre of London – Yavapai College Performing Arts Center’s 2016-17 season of satellite broadcasts brings the finest performing artistry the world can offer to the big screen at the Yavapai Performing Arts Center in Prescott.
The National Theatre of London’s National Theatre Live series will broadcast its finest recent productions to YCPAC on selected Thursday nights at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 15 with One Man, Two Guvnors – and its uproarious, Tony Award-winning performance from The Late Late Show’s James Corden. The National follows with Frankenstein, Oct. 6, featuring Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature. On Nov. 3, follow Helen Mirren’s unforgettable Queen Elizabeth through sixty years and twelve prime ministers in The Audience.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton’s compelling drama of love and manipulation on the eve of the French Revolution, airs Jan. 5; then join us in the Forest of Arden for Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Feb. 2. Hangmen, a deeply funny play about a laid-off executioner and his pub, closes out NTL offerings Mar. 3.
The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD season will broadcast live on selected Saturday mornings beginning Oct. 8, with Wagner’s star-crossed lovers, Tristan und Isolde, at 9 a.m. Mozart’s dark and haunting Don Giovannifollows Oct. 22 at 9:55 a.m. L’Amour de Loin, one of the most highly-praised modern operas in recent years, airs Dec. 10 at 10:55 a.m. MET Opera Live in HD returns after the holidays with Verdi’s Nabucco, Jan. 7 at 10:55 a.m., and Gonoud’s Roméo et Juliette at 10:55 on Jan. 21.
Rusalka, Dvořák’s tragic tale of a water nymph, will air Feb. 25 at 10:55 a.m.; The MET production of La Traviata will broadcast Mar. 11 at 10:55 a.m., and Mozart’s Idomeneo on Mar. 25 at 9:55 a.m. For spring, Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky’s saga of love denied, will air Apr. 22 at 9:55 a.m. and Strauss’s timeless Der Rosenkavalier, at 9:30 a.m., May 13.
The Bolshoi Ballet will air its eclectic season on six Wednesdays at 6 p.m., beginning Oct. 19 with The Golden Age, a story of love in a cruel, seaside town. The Bright Stream, a comedy of mistaken identities told in motion, airs Nov. 16. Winter brings two favorites: Sleeping Beauty, Jan. 25, followed by Swan Lake, Feb. 15. A Contemporary Evening, an exciting showcase of modern choreographers, will be presented Mar. 29 and the Bolshoi will conclude its satellite season with A Hero of Our Time, on Apr. 19.
All satellite performances will be broadcast on the big screen in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. National Theatre Live and Bolshoi Ballet tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth; MET Opera Live in HD tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for youth. Tickets are available at the YCPAC Box Office (928) 776-2000 or www.ycpac.com.
YCPAC 2016-17 Satellite Broadcast Schedule
Bolshoi Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre of London
All broadcasts screened at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301
One Man, Two Guvnors National Theatre Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
Frankenstein National Theatre Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
Tristan und Isolde MET Opera Live Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m.
The Golden Age Bolshoi Ballet Wednesday Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
Don Giovanni MET Opera Live Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9:55 a.m.
The Audience National Theatre Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.
The Bright Stream Bolshoi Ballet Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
L’Amour de Loin MET Opera Live Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10:55 a.m.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses National Theatre Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Nabucco MET Opera Live Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10:55 a.m.
Roméo et Juliette MET Opera Live Saturday, Jan.21 at 10:55 a.m.
The Sleeping Beauty Bolshoi Ballet Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
As You Like It National Theatre Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.
Swan Lake Bolshoi Ballet Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.
Rusalka MET Opera Live Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10:55 a.m.
Hangmen National Theatre Thursday, Mar. 9 at 6 p.m.
La Traviata MET Opera Live Saturday, Mar. 11 at 10:55 a.m.
Idomeneo MET Opera Live Saturday, Mar. 25 at 9:55 a.m.
A Contemporary Evening Bolshoi Ballet Wednesday, Mar. 29 at 6 p.m.
A Hero of Our Time Bolshoi Ballet Wednesday, Apr. 19 at 6 p.m.
Eugene Onegin MET Opera Live Saturday, Apr.22 at 9:55 a.m.
Der Rosenkavalier MET Opera Live Saturday, May 13 at 9:30 a.m.
For further information, contact the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Box Office, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott AZ 86301 (928) 776-2000 or visit www.ycpac.com.