Cineworld attends launch of 2013/14 Royal Opera House cinema season

On 17 September, Cineworld was fortunate enough to attend the launch of the 2013/14 Royal Opera House cinema season.

This year's season has expanded to more than 1,000 cinemas across 40 countries, and features an unprecedented five Royal Opera and five Royal Ballet productions

Ballet and opera stars including director Carlos Acosta, American operatic tenor Bryan Hymel and conductor and pianist Antonia Pappano attended the glitzy event, which opened with a broadcast of Puccini's masterpiece Turandot.

‘In the cinema you feel like you have the best seat in the house,’ said Director of Music Antonio Pappano ahead of the live screening of Turandot. ‘The cinema experience brings you closer: you see the sweat and expression on the faces of some of the finest singers and dancers on stage. I am very much looking forward to this evening, along with the other 9,999 sites sharing in this wonderful experience.’

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