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17 Aug 2019 - 20 Aug 2019

Cinema

Notorious (U)

Alfred Hitchcock

One of Hitchcock's finest films of the 1940s, Notorious uses its espionage plot about Nazis hiding out in South America as a mere background in order to focus on a perverse, cruel love affair between US agent Cary Grant and alcoholic Ingrid Bergman, whom he blackmails into providing sexual favours for the German Claude Rains as a means of getting information.

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15 Aug 2019 - 22 Aug 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: Blinded by the Light (12A)

Gurinder Chadha

Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

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22 Aug 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (18)

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature is a love poem to 1970s L.A, a sprawling story about tinsel-town as well as the transient nature of fame, friendship (and a murderous cult leader). We're thrilled to present Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood in gorgeous 35mm! Tickets go on sale from Tue 30 July.

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23 Aug 2019

Create Space

Art at the Start: messy play + creative sessions

with University of Dundee School of Social Sciences

Join our Art at the Start team for messy, sensory and creative sessions for little ones.

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25 Aug 2019

Create Space

Birds of a Feather Sew Together!

#DCAmakes

Join us to sew and embellish a textile bird, in this Craft Special

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25 Aug 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (18)

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature is a love poem to 1970s L.A, a sprawling story about tinsel-town as well as the transient nature of fame, friendship (and a murderous cult leader). We're thrilled to present Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood in gorgeous 35mm! Tickets go on sale from Tue 30 July.

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26 Aug 2019

Create Space

In the Evening There is Feeling: Reading Isabel Waidner

#PatrickStaff

In the Evening There is Feeling is DCA’s Exhibitions reading group.

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27 Aug 2019

Create Space

Let’s Get Critical

Grow confidence in your opinions and skills for writing about art.

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29 Aug 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Pain and Glory (15)

Pedro Almodóvar

Exploring early memories as well as the challenges of growing older, Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar is back on our screens with a wistful, self-reflexive, deeply moving portrait of middle age, starring a never-better Antonio Banderas.

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29 Aug 2019

Galleries

Patrick Staff, Isabel Waidner and Eoin Dara in Conversation

#PatrickStaff

On the last week of the exhibition, join artist Patrick Staff, writer Isabel Waidner, and DCA’s Head of Exhibitions Eoin Dara in the galleries.

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23 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019

Cinema

Pain and Glory (15)

Pedro Almodóvar

Exploring early memories as well as the challenges of growing older, Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar is back on our screens with a wistful, self-reflexive, deeply moving portrait of middle age, starring a never-better Antonio Banderas.

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14 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019

Cinema

Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (18)

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature is a love poem to 1970s L.A, a sprawling story about tinsel-town as well as the transient nature of fame, friendship (and a murderous cult leader). We're thrilled to present Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood in gorgeous 35mm! To make this possible, there will be a 50p surcharge on all tickets (special screenings excluded). Tickets go on sale from Tue 30 July.

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31 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Watercolour Monoprinting plus chine-collé

Weekend course

Create the most delicate and painterly line and wash prints.

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05 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Twilight Taster Sessions

Taster Session

Want to try one of our courses but not sure which one?

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07 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Taster Session

Taster Session

Want to try one of our courses but not sure which one?

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08 Sep 2019

Meeting Room

Craft Sunday: Collage Jewellery with Aubin Stewart

#CraftSunday

Join Aberdeen based jeweller Aubin Stewart to create your own jewellery

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08 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Argyrotype

One day course

Use this early photographic printmaking process to create atmospheric ‘Van Dyke brown’ prints.

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10 Sep 2019

Cinema

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (12A)

Live from the London stage, Margaret Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation about her remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

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11 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Intermediate)

Four-week course

Develop your skills, using photographic techniques and power-assisted screen printing tables.

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12 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Monoprinting

three-week course

Learn several different forms of Monoprinting

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12 Sep 2019

Cinema

NT Live: Fleabag

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

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15 Sep 2019

Print Studio

3D Print Drop-ins

Have a go at 3D Printing!

Come and see our 3D Printers in action and get an idea of the possibilities it offers.

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17 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Etching (Advanced)

Four-week course

Move on from Etching (Intermediate) and try some advanced processes!

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19 Sep 2019

Meeting room

Successful Portfolios with Portfolio Oomph

Thinking about studying art? Join Portfolio Oomph to look at what a portfolio is and how to create one.

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21 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Fold-your-own pinhole camera

One day course

A back to basics workshop where you'll construct your own camera, and then take photos with it!

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26 Sep 2019

Cinema

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore) (12A)

by Richard Bean

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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27 Sep 2019

Cinema

NT Live: Fleabag (Encore)

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag.

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28 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Introduction to Digital Cutting

Weekend course

Make digital files that you can then cut into vinyl for wall, stickers, or fabric!

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29 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Printing With Paper Pulp

One day course

Use coloured paper pulp to make prints without inks or paint.

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30 Sep 2019

Print Studio

Hardcover Binding

four-week course

Learn how to combine paper, threads, board and colourful book cloth to create hardcover books!

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02 Oct 2019

Cinema

Roger Waters  Us + Them

Sean Evans

Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of-the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event.

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05 Oct 2019

Print Studio

Signwriting

Two-day course

Learn traditional hand-lettering for sign-writing with expert Brian Robertson.

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06 Oct 2019

Meeting Room

Craft Sunday: Hand Stitched Monograms with Lauren Smith

#CraftSunday

Join Edinburgh based artist Lauren Smith and create your own hand-stitched monogramme

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10 Oct 2019

Cinema

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (18)

Don your wellies for this hilarious show from The Big Yin's final tour plus an interview with the man himself...

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12 Oct 2019

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Turandot

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12 Oct 2019

Cinema

Live from the Met: Turandot

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12 Oct 2019

Print Studio

Electro-etching

Weekend Course

Electro-etching is an effective, environmentally-friendly method of intaglio plate-making.

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12 Oct 2019

Print Studio

Design for Print with Adobe Illustrator

Discover the potential of Adobe Illustrator in printmaking

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13 Aug 2019 - 15 Oct 2019

Print Studio

Wood Engraving

Four-week course

Join Beth Robertson to create finely detailed designs.

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17 Oct 2019

Cinema

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream (12A)

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

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19 Oct 2019

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop (Weekend course)

Weekend course

Photoshop made easy.

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19 Oct 2019

Print Studio

Advanced Screen Printing

Weekend course

Move on to develop your skills through a project-based weekend.

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26 Oct 2019

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Manon

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26 Oct 2019

Cinema

Live from the Met: Manon

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26 Oct 2019

Prin

Green 3D Books

Weekend Course

Learn a variety of methods to cut, fold and paste recycled paper to make 3D books.

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27 Oct 2019

Cinema

Bolshoi: Raymonda

Alexander Glazunov

Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him…

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24 Aug 2019 - 02 Nov 2019

Print Studio

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Weekend course

Step back in time into the intriguing world of Japan’s Edo Period.

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03 Nov 2019

Cinema

Making and Doing with Alberta Whittle

#DCAmakes

Time to explore and experiment together in inspired by Alberta Whittle's work.

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06 Nov 2019

Print Studio

Waterless Plate Lithography

Four-week course

Learn to use waterless lithography plates to combine photographic, digital and hand-drawn imagery.

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07 Nov 2019

Cinema

NT Live: Hansard (15)

by Simon Wood

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

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05 Sep 2019 - 07 Nov 2019

Meeting Room

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (Evening Course)

Four-week course

Start using the wide range of possibilities for creating images, enhancing photos or designing.

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09 Nov 2019

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Madama Butterfly

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09 Nov 2019

Cinema

Live from the Met: Madama Butterfly

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13 Nov 2019

Print Studio

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Four-week course

Learn how to process black and white film, make contact sheets and explore black and white printing.

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24 Aug 2019 - 16 Nov 2019

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Lightroom

Two-day course

Lightroom is a photo-retouching and organisational software from the makers of Photoshop.

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17 Nov 2019

Print Studio

Shadowgraphs

One day course

Use objects and light instead of a camera to create a 'photogram' image with rich three-dimensional quality.

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17 Nov 2019

Cinema

Bolshoi: Le Corsaire (Encore)

Adolphe Adam

On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnapped by Conrad, a charming corsair who catches her eye…

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21 Nov 2019

Print Studio

Zine!

Four-week course

Make your own Zine!

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23 Nov 2019

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Akhnaten

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23 Nov 2019

Cinema

Live from the Met: Akhnaten

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23 Nov 2019

Print Studio

Festive Letterpress

One day course

Get festive and join John Easson of Quarto Press to learn the basics of letterpress.

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24 Nov 2019

Meeting Room

Craft Sunday: Festive Folding with Kate Colin

#CraftSunday

Join Glasgow based designer Kate Colin for some festive paper folding!

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24 Nov 2019

Print Studio

Merry Riso

Two-day course

This eco-friendly, fast-paced method is a hybrid of photocopying and silkscreen using soy-based inks and recycled paper.

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14 Sep 2019 - 24 Nov 2019

Galleries

Alberta Whittle

How Flexible Can We Make the Mouth

This exhibition will mark Barbadian-Scottish artist Alberta Whittle’s first major solo exhibition in a UK institution, drawing together new and recent artworks in film, sculpture, print, installation and performance to reflect on memory, trauma, weather and tensions between the land and sea.

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28 Nov 2019

Cinema

NT Live: Present Laughter (12A)

by Noel Coward

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

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04 Dec 2019

Print Studio

Collagraphy

Three week course

The original recycling technique that uses card, textures and materials collaged together.

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21 Sep 2019 - 07 Dec 2019

Print Studio

Get Off Auto

Weekend course

Learn your way around your digital camera and gain confidence by shooting out and about.

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07 Dec 2019

Print Studio

Laser-cutting for Printmakers

Two-day course

Learn how to laser-cut and engrave hand-drawn computer-generated and photographic images.

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01 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019

Meeting Room

Eco Christmas Crafternoon

#CraftSunday

Join us for our annual Christmas Crafternoon, this time with a eco-focus!

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20 Aug 2019 - 10 Dec 2019

Create Space

DCA Young Photo Club

Creative Skills for 11-16 year olds

Join our fortnightly skills-building workshop for young photographers.

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15 Dec 2019

Cinema

Bolshoi: The Nutcracker (Encore)

Tchaikovsky

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.

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22 Sep 2019 - 22 Dec 2019

Print Studio

Japanese Brush Calligraphy

One day course

Gain an insight into the ancient art form of ‘Shodo’ with artist Campbell Sandilands.

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31 Dec 2019

Cinema

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year's Eve Concert

Celebrate the conclusion to 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker's glittering New Year’s Eve Concert, broadcast live to our cinema screen.

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11 Jan 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Wozzeck

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11 Jan 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Wozzeck

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment.

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26 Jan 2020

Cinema

Bolshoi: Giselle

Adolphe Adam

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion…

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01 Feb 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Porgy And Bess

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01 Feb 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

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23 Feb 2020

Cinema

Bolshoi: Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.

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29 Feb 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Agrippina

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29 Feb 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Agrippina

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14 Mar 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Der Fliegende Holländer

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14 Mar 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

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29 Mar 2020

Cinema

Bolshoi: Romeo and Juliet (Encore)

Sergei Prokofiev

In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend…

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11 Apr 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Tosca

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11 Apr 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Tosca

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19 Apr 2020

Cinema

Bolshoi: Jewels

Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.

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09 May 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Maria Stuarda

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09 May 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Maria Stuarda

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12 Jun 2020

Cinema

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: June Concert

Enjoy the conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2019/20 Live Cinema with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 2 in C minor Resurrection.

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