World's Best Opera And Ballet On CNBC Throughout December

Schedule for December & January

London, December 2010: CNBC Performance, CNBC’s weekly weekend arts programme, will be showcasing full-length performances of renowned opera and ballet by some of the world’s most prestigious companies every Sunday evening.

Performances include Stiffelio (starring José Carreras) by the Royal Opera, Don Giovanni by Teatro Real, Madrid and The Nutcracker (starring Alina Cojocaru) by The Royal Ballet, London.

CNBC Performance forms part of the channel’s CNBC Life programming block, bringing a new strand of the finest in arts and culture programming to CNBC’s elite business audience. CNBC has acquired the programming from Opus Arte UK Ltd, home to the world’s finest opera, ballet, music and theatre.

Please see below for upcoming performances, including dates, company performing and composer. CNBC Performance airs every Sunday at 4.00pm in the UK.

CNBC can be seen on the UK on all major pay-tv platforms – Sky (channel 505), Virgin (channel 613), Talk Talk (channel 510) and Freesat (channel 210).

TX Date
Opera/Ballet Title
12 December
Starring José Carreras (Stiffelio)
Royal Opera House
19 December

Don Giovanni
Starring Carlos Alvarez (Don Giovanni), Maria Bayo (Donna Anna), Sonia Ganassi (Donna Elvira)
Teatro Real, Madrid
24 December

La Traviata
Starring Nora Amsellem (Violetta), José Bros (Alfredo) and Renato Bruson (Germont)
Teatro Real, Madrid
25 December

Marriage of Figaro
Starring Erwin Schrott (Figaro), Miah Persson (Susanna) and Gerald Finley (Almaviva)
Royal Opera House
26 December

The Nutcracker
Starring Alina Cojocaru (Clara) and Anthony Dowell (Herr Drosselmeyer)
Royal Ballet
01 January

La Boheme
Starring Inva Mula (Mimi) and Aquiles Machado (Rodolfo)

Teatro Real, Madrid
02 January

Starring Cheryl Studer (Aida)

Royal Opera House
09 January

Starring Darcey Bussell (Sylvia)
Royal Ballet

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