Opera and Ballet Return to The Costa Del Sol in Style With Red Dog Cinemas, The Cinema of Marbella

The leisure centre located in Puerto Banús offers cultural plans beyond the seventh art that can be enjoyed on the big screen. With the cinema ticket customers can enjoy 3 hours of free parking.


Opera and ballet, although associated with the great theatres, can now also be experienced on the big screen. On the Costa del Sol, Red Dog Cinemas, the leading cinema in Marbella, offers alternative cultural plans that go beyond the seventh art, such as theatre, ballet, musicals and opera. Thus, the venue located in Puerto Banús, resumes its commitment to opera and ballet, live from the Royal Opera House in London, and offers an extensive programme that begins this autumn and will last until the summer of 2023.

The first work to travel to the screens of Red Dog Cinemas will be Mayerling, by the brilliant choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, on 5 October. The prestigious British Royal Ballet will perform this tale of love, obsession and political and psychological intrigue set in the Habsburg Court at the end of the 19th century and inspired by historical events.

In the same month, Aida, the great production by Robert Carsen, directed by Antonio Pappano, will be screened live on Wednesday 12 October. Also, on Thursday 20 October, Red Dog Cinemas will be screening La bohème, starring an incredible cast, with Juan Diego Flórez and Aylin Pérez in the lead roles.


Scene from Mayerling the first play to play on 5 October at Red Dog Cinemas


To experience opera and ballet at the cinema is a very different experience to that of a theatre, “watching a show with audiovisual production allows the spectator to appreciate details that escape them when they are in the theatre seats”, says Jorge Martín, director of operations at Red Dog Cinemas.

In addition, the venue offers all the services to become the cinema of reference in Marbella. Red Dog Cinemas goes one step further and encompasses cinema, shopping and gastronomy in the same space. In addition to enjoying the latest releases, the public will be able to spend quality time thanks to the variety of restaurants and leisure activities such as, for example, virtual reality or cybersport experiences. Also, on the presentation of a ticket, spectators have 3 hours of free parking, every day.


Programming continues until summer 2023

In November, on the 16th, it will be the turn of the live broadcast of A Diamond Celebration, the special gala of The Royal Ballet. With stars such as Marianela Núñez and Vadim Muntagirov, Christopher Wheeldon’s unpublished choreography, Four Four, will be staged for the first time, and George Balanchine’s majestic Diamonds will be seen for the first time, as well as three other world premiere creations.

Broadcasts in 2022 will conclude with the Christmas classic, Tchaikovsky’s El Cascanueces, on Thursday 8 December. Production by Peter Wright with period costumes by Julia Trevelyan Oman. A must-see for fans of classical dance and fairy tales.

Como agua para Chocolate will open in the year 2023. A huge success with audiences and critics at its world premiere in June this year. It will be followed by broadcasts of The Barber of Seville, Turandot and The Royal Ballet’s new production of Cinderella, by choreographer Frederick Ashton, with new designs created by internationally renowned names such as Tom Pye, responsible for its set design, and Oscar-winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne.

In April and May, audiences will be able to enjoy Mozart’s opera, Las bodas de Fígaro, and the rebroadcast of the ballet La Bella durmiente. In June, the spectacular season will be brought to a close with Il Trovatore. A new production by Olivier Award winner Adele Thomas, returning to Covent Garden after the success of Bajazet and Berenice.

According to a survey by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, in addition to its high price, 9.8% of Spaniards say that one of their reasons for not visiting the opera is that they are far from their place of residence. With initiatives like this “we make opera and ballet more accessible to everyone, as they don’t have to travel to capital cities and can go to their favourite cinema in Marbella,” says Martín. In addition, “we bring these shows closer to the younger audiences, who are usually further away from them because of their tastes”, he stresses.

Among the stars starring in the different productions of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, you will be able to admire the great names of today’s opera, Juan Diego Flórez, Danielle de Niese, Maria Agresta, Carlos Alvarez, Elena Stikhina and Carlo Bosi, and the prima ballerinas Natalia Osipova, Marianela Núñez, Vadim Muntagirov, César Corrales, Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé, as well as conductors of the calibre of Antonio Pappano, among others.


Opera and ballet programming at Red Dog Cinemas


About Red Dog Banus

Red Dog Banus is the new leisure centre to enjoy with family and friends in Marbella. Located in the emblematic Puerto Banús, the centre takes a step forward in the concept of leisure, bringing together cinema, art, shopping and gastronomy in the same space.

 Visitors can enjoy the latest comedy, animation, drama, science fiction and thriller releases, both in Spanish and in original version with Spanish subtitles at Red Dog Cinemas, as well as spending quality time with a variety of restaurants and leisure activities, such as virtual reality and sports experiences.


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