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English National Opera announced commence broadcasting live opera

English National Opera’s Artistic Director, John Berry, has now announced that ENO will commence broadcasting live opera to cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

The first broadcast of the ‘ENO Screen’ series will be David Alden’s sensational Peter Grimes production, starring Stuart Skelton, on February 23. This will be followed by Berlioz’sBenvenuto Cellini (directed by Terry Gilliam) in June.

The long-term plan is to screen five or six productions per season. Berry said, ‘I believe that the cinema broadcasts will enable many more people to enjoy the excitement and passion of ENO’s work and will encourage those visiting London to come to the theatre and see an ENO opera first hand.’