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Cinemas show Glyndebourne opera
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Glyndebourne is showing its operatic productions in cinemas
Opera productions staged by Glyndebourne in Sussex are to be shown in cinemas across the country in a bid to "reach a broader audience".

The opera house has struck a deal with Odeon that will see screenings of three productions from this autumn.

The cheapest seat in the stalls at Glyndebourne for Tristan and Isolde is 145. Cinema tickets start at 7.50.

General director David Pickard said Glyndebourne "continually looked for ways" to reach a wider audience.

He said combining Glyndebourne's artistic standards with the reach, distribution and expertise of the cinema chain was "the perfect solution".

People will be able to watch opera this autumn at cinemas in London, Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Guildford in Surrey, Cardiff, Brighton, Harrogate and Manchester.

The cinema chain's digital development manager, Gerald Buckle, said the productions would be in high definition with Dolby Digital Sound, so that opera fans would "experience the same quality from a live show".


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