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Events: Screen Arts Festival

- July 17, 2012

Duke of Yorks holds live theatre broadcasts from around the world


Duke of York’s is bringing high-end art to its screens by broadcasting live theatre productions from The Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, The National Theatre, The Bolshoi Ballet, and The Royal Opera House. For instance, why not watch the new production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro from thrilling directors Michael Grandage and Glyndebourne’s Music-Director-in-waiting, Robin Ticciati. Live from Glyndebourne starts a little after curtain-up and, by the end of the interval, the cinema would have caught up in joining Glyndebourne live for the remaining acts and curtain-down.

The Met, New York, are broadcasting productions of Aida, Francesca da Rimini, Giulio Cesare, La Clemenza di Tito, L’Elisir d’Amore, Les Troyens, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung, Parsifal, Rigoletto, The Tempest, Maria Stuarda, Un Ballo in Maschera and Otello – giving you an authentic experience of being there.

Screen Arts Festival aside, the Duke of York’s will also be holding a kids’ summer club with film workshops and screenings. Films include Fantastic Mr Fox, Labyrinth, Bugsy Malone and The Wizard of Oz. The workshops give kids a better understanding of techniques of film that are lesser known or on the way out, with advent of digital photography and cinema, while giving tribute to the history of the still and moving image.

Duke of York’s, Brighton, Screen Arts Festival, until Sun 19 August,
Kids Summer Club workshops, Mon 23 July – Thurs 9 August, Mondays and Thursdays, 9.45–11.15am, www.picturehouses.co.uk, children aged 8+


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