CinemaLive set to broadcast opera

Press release from Megan Rose Management

CinemaLive are proud to announce their association with Opera Australia and Sydney Opera House to deliver the very best of Australian Opera performances from the Iconic Sydney Opera House to cinemas and big screen venues around the world.

This exciting long term deal will enable Opera enthusiasts from all over the world to experience the magic of some of Opera Australia’s grandest productions, performed in one of the world’s most iconic Opera venues, Sydney Opera House, all from their local cinema.

Captured in stunning high definition with 5.1. surround sound, each performance is a unique experience, combining music, art, theatre, dance and artistic talent with glamour and spectacle, emotions and beautiful music.

“Opera Australia is thrilled to enter into an association with CinemaLive and Sydney Opera House to film a number of its productions for release in both Australian and international cinemas. It has long been our aim to bring quintessentially Australian interpretations of much-loved operas to a wider audience via cinema and we are delighted that many more people will be able to experience Opera Australia’s performances.”
Adrian Collette, Chief Executive, Opera Australia.

“Sydney Opera House is committed to using technology to broadcast the shows that are staged here to a wider audience beyond those that can visit us on Bennelong Point. We are creating an infrastructure that can enable this distribution including our world class recording studio and multimedia facilities. We are delighted to partner with Opera Australia for these cinema releases.”
Richard Evans, Chief Executive, Sydney Opera House

“We're incredibly excited, not only about bringing quality opera performances to audiences around Australia & New Zealand but presenting these two prestigious icons whilst showcasing the outstanding talents of the creators and performers internationally. The world has an appetite for the Arts and Aussie's have a reputation for excellence. Presented in glorious high definition with magnificent 5.1 sound, cinema really is a wonderful environment to experience these world class performances.”
Janelle Mason, Director, CinemaLive

CinemaLive is one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of premium alternative content for cinemas and big screen venues worldwide. Parent company, The Shooting Star Picture Company, has been producing high quality concerts and events for over 15 years and has a reputation for quality and global excellence. With offices in the UK, Australia and soon to open in the US, the CinemaLive subsidiary has quickly become one of the fastest growing companies since establishing in 2008. It delivers the very best comedy, music, cultural, children’s, sport and family entertainment via satellite and hard drive to over 45 countries around the world.

Opera Australia's aim is to enrich Australia's cultural life with exceptional opera. Whether it be in the glorious performance theatres of Sydney Opera House or the Arts Centre, Melbourne, a remote country school or under the stars in the outback, Opera Australia is all about bringing the joy of opera to Australians everywhere. Formed in 1956, Opera Australia is the third busiest opera company in the world as well as being Australia's national opera company. It gives over 200 mainstage performances per year and each year it broadcasts selected performances Australia-wide through its association with the ABC. It also tours specially-staged opera productions around the country through Oz Opera, which incorporates both schools and community performances. It helps nurture talent through the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist program, has a vibrant ensemble of artists and attracts some of the world's best as guest performers.

In giving the world one of the 20th century’s greatest building, Jorn Utzon change the creative and cultural landscape of Australia forever. Sydney Opera House is committed to continuing the legacy of Utzon’s creative genius by creating, producing and presenting the most acclaimed, imaginative and engaging performing arts experiences from Australia and around the world; onsite, offsite and online. As the creative and cultural flagship of Australia, Sydney Opera House is the place where imagination takes you.