Traditional operas mirror Hollywood's modern-day predilection for storybook romance, scene-stopping spectacle, and CGI-enhanced dance numbers. Witness a fusion of artistic mediums with today's Groupon for two tickets to see a ballet or opera presented in cinema by Emerging Cinemas at the Carmike Cinemas Wynnsong 16. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get two tickets to an encore screening of the French ballet Coppélia, performed at the Paris Opera Ballet and presented by Ballet in Cinema on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
- For $25, you get two tickets to an encore screening of Mozart's The Magic Flute, performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and presented by Opera in Cinema on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The Emerging Cinemas network presents world-class performing arts, recorded on-scene at internationally recognized theaters and splashes them across the big screen before popcorn-chomping American audiences. Coppélia, choreographed by Patrice Bart, is a comic tale that follows the en pointe follies of a lovesick villager whose fiancée must compete with a life-like dancing automaton to win his affections. Composed by Mozart, The Magic Flute, a two-act opera with both dialogue and singing, tells the story of young prince Tamino and his love interest, Pamina, as they struggle through a series of fantastical trials and stress-induced cupcake binges to realize their union.
Professionally filmed, the performances are captured by multiple cameras with a combination of sweeping angles and detailed close-ups, allowing patrons a rare view of production details blasted through Carmike Cinema's high-definition big screens and surround-sound systems. Operas are sung in their original language and are accompanied by English subtitles, and ballets are supplemented by Morse code toe taps that convey plot points to dance-illiterate viewers.
- The wide screen and high definition lends itself to the pleasant excesses of opera, and the camera angles allow intimate views of things we'd never see -- such as the intricate workings of the musicians' fingers. – Anthony del Valle, Las Vegas Review-Journal