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Performing Arts


Choose your group and venue according to where you live:

Jan (last minute 00-44 774 88 88 246) organises visits to the International School in Sophia-Antipolis to see transmissions from the Royal Opera House, London. €12 for non-members, €€8 – if you buy a season card for €€15, valid also in the cinema in Valbonne.

Other European Opera houses are now relayed in the Pavillon Bleu cinema in Roquefort-les-Pins and the cinema in Villeneuve-Loubet.

The CGR cinéma, Polygone Riviera of Cagnes sur Mer shows operas from the New York Met; we now have a group price of €€22 here.

If you are interested in joining this group and would like further information, please send Jan your email with home and mobile phone and your area for car sharing.

Deidra organises visits to the Cinéma Olympia in Cannes for transmissions of the New York Met Opera on Saturday evenings, the Bolshoi Ballet on Sunday evenings, and La Comédie-Française on Thursdays.

Season 2018 discounted ticket prices for IWCR members (with cards) have been arranged at the Cinéma Olympia box office: The Met Opera single ticket is €€20. Ballet tickets cost €€16 each.

Liliane books seats at the cinema in Beaulieu and arranges carpooling there.
Reduced price for IWCR members: €€17

Sophia   area

The next operas from the ROH, London are Verdi’s Macbeth on 4 April and Bizet’s Carmen on 17 April.

From the New York Met, at the CGR cinéma, Polygone Riviera in Cagnes sur Mer and the Cinéma Olympia in Cannes:

Saturday 10 March
Sémiramis by Gioachino Rossini, at 18.55
Saturday 31 March
Cosi fan Tutte by Wolfgang A. Mozart, at 18.55
Saturday 14 April
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi, at 18.30
Saturday 28 April
Cendrillon by Jules Massenet, at 18.55


Cinéma Olympia, 5 rue d’Antibes

Opera transmissions as for Sophia area above

Bolshoi Ballet (from Moscow)

Sunday 4 March
Les Flammes de Paris , at 16.00
Sunday 8 April
Giselle at 17.00

La Comédie-Française (live from Paris)

Thursday 8 March
Le Petit-Maître Corrigé, directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger at 20.15

The Beaulieu cinema

Tuesday 6 March
Carmen, opera by Bizet, live from ROH London, 3 hours 20 at 19.45
Tuesday 27 March
The Age of Anxiety, ballet, music by Bernstein, live from ROH London, 3 hours at 20.15
Wednesday 4 April
Macbeth, opera by Verdi, live from ROH London, 3 hours 20 at 20.15
Saturday 21 April
La Damnation de Faust, opera by Berlioz, delayed transmission from the Paris Opera House, 3 hours at 14.00

Plays from the National Theatre, London

Contact Jan

The CIV (International School) in Sophia-Antipolis relays plays from the National Theatre in London in the spacious cinema attached to the school. Also, starting this year, the cinema in Valbonne has begun to do the same.

Jan arranges outings and carpooling if required.

Ticket prices are as for the CIV operas. Membership cards cover both cinemas. As these are not commercial cinemas you pay directly at the door – no reservations.

Jan also gives information on the more cultural VO English films in the local cinemas. If you wish to join the theatre and cinema goers, email Jan to receive regular updates.

The next London Theatre transmission will be on Thursday 12 April at 20.30: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Valbonne cinema Les Visiteurs du Soir.

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