Paris Opera broadcast live to UK cinemas

posted by HowardBHaas on December 30, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Similiar to the program currently done by the Met in the United States, the Paris Opera is planning on coming to U.K. cinemas.

Last night, the evening’s performance at the Paris Opéra was transmitted live to some 30 cinemas across the UK — the first of what film company Pathé-UK hopes to build into a series of live screenings of major cultural events. While this year’s similar scheme for theatre has largely been considered a success, I was curious to see if watching dance in a cinema could be a worthy substitute for a live performance. More to the point,who would go to see it?

Read more in the Guardian.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 30, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Regarding ballet in cinemas- those cinemas in the USA which are part of the Opera in Cinema network (operas from various European theaters) have the option to present “The Nutcracker” full-length ballet from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. During the past 2 Christmas seasons, this ballet high-def performance has been presented up to 6 times each season at the Loring Hall, Hingham MA.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on January 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Anything “classical” in cinemas would be a most welcome change of programming from the cart loads of manure being dumped on us from those cretins in Hollywood.

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