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The Dante Project


Monday 6th April 10:00

We have now been informed that the remainder of the current 2019/20 cinema season is now cancelled and with it all our upcoming Royal Opera House cinema screenings including Cavalleria Rusticana &Pagliacci,  Dante and Elektra

The box office will automatically refund those who have bought tickets, and ticket holders will be notified via email.

In line with UK Government advice, we regret to inform you that shows and gatherings in Coade Hall are temporarily suspended with immediate effect. 



Approximate running time: about 3 hours

Dante’s Divine Comedyis an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.



6 May–1 June 2020 

A collaboration between Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès, Tacita Dean, Lucy Carter
and Uzma Hameed






Image: Detail of Postcard Sketch (mountains), 2007. Collage of found postcards. Height variable, length 60.5cm. Courtesy Tacita Dean; Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris