MUMBAI: BIG Cinemas and London-based More2Screen have signed a deal wherein an opera will be screened in theatres for the first time in India.
The first offerings of this partnership will be two productions from England’s ‘Glyndebourne Festival, the operas La Cenerentola (Cinderella) and Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar), and an all-star tribute concert from Petra, Jordan, The Pavarotti Tribute Concert, honouring the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti and featuring his former singing partners Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, along with Andrea Bocelli and Sting.
BIG Cinemas COO Tushar Dhingra said, "Global awareness among Indian audiences has made them desirous for distinct international experiences. By screening Opera at BIG Cinemas we are not just providing an enriching cultural experience to our guests but also giving them a chance to enjoy Opera in the best seats and at a very affordable price."
More2Screen’s Christine Costello added, "We’re thrilled to be working with Big Cinemas and to be bringing such a world class portfolio of cultural programming to cinemas in India for the very first time. Indian Opera and classical music fans can now enjoy the finest performances as theatre-style entertainment at their local cinema."
Screenings will take place at BIG cinemas in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune and Kolkata by the end of June.