Magazine article Screen International

Picturehouse Strikes International Deal with Royal Opera House Live

Magazine article Screen International

Picturehouse Strikes International Deal with Royal Opera House Live

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Picturehouse Entertainment and the Royal Opera House (ROH) have struck a deal to make the former the exclusive international distributor of ROH Live Cinema content in 2016/17.

The distribution arm of UK exhibitor Picturehouse will handle sales and marketing for the season, which will feature 12 live broadcasts including six operas and six ballets.

The 16/17 ROH programme includes 2016 Olivier Award winner Woolf Works, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Nutcracker, and the return of the company's first ever production on its Covent Garden stage, The Sleeping Beauty.

Beamed live from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden stage, ROH Live productions have previously travelled to territories including the US, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan and Australia.

The 2015/16 ROH live season included broadcasts of Liam Scarlett's ballet Frankenstein, adapted from Mary Shelley's novel, Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo And Juliet, and Peter Wright's production of Marius Petipa's Giselle [pictured]. …

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