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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Emerging Pictures' Opera in Cinema Live! Returns with La Scala Opening Night on December 7th 2009

Live Transmissions will feature some of the world’s greatest opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott, René Pape, Diana Damrau, Ben Heppner, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Fiorenza Cedolins and more

HD Satellite Transmissions in over 200 Cinemas in Europe and the United States

NEW YORK, November 6, 2009: Following the huge success of its Opera in Cinema LIVE in High Definition throughout Europe, Emerging Pictures is pleased to announce the expansion of the program for the 2009-2010 season with six new performances—three from Teatro alla Scala in Milan and three from Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Opera in Cinema LIVE is part of Emerging Pictures’ ongoing high definition digital cinema presentations of Opera and Ballet Programs from Europe’s most prestigious institutions, now in its third year, reaching audiences in 21 countries worldwide.


This season’s first Opera in Cinema LIVE presentation in the United States will be La Scala’s 2010 Opening Night - Monday December 7, 2009, when Daniel Barenboim leads a new production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen starring Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott, Anita Rachvelishvili and Adriana Damato.

La Scala’s opening night—always December 7, a holiday in the city of Milan, in honor of Sant’Ambrogio, the patron saint of the city—is one of Europe’s most important cultural events, with heads of state, celebrities, as well as Italy’s elite certain to be in attendance.

Tickets to “la Prima della Scala,” as the opening night is referred to in Italy, can cost up to $3200.

US cinema audiences will experience the event in digital HD for $25.
The Carmen broadcast will begin at 12:00 noon Eastern Time, with a LIVE delayed broadcast the same day at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.


The Opera in Cinema LIVE series continues on Tuesday December 22 with a performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

The Liceu has hosted the greatest talents in opera since its founding in 1847, and is the hometown theater for such Catalan artists as Conchita Supervia, Montserrat Caballé, and Jose Carreras.

The worldwide digital cinema presentations of the operas from Barcelona are the fruit of a new collaboration between Emerging Pictures and the Gran Teatre de Liceu, which has been self-producing its shows in High Definition for the past year and broadcasting them to cinemas in Spain.

Opera in Cinema LIVE broadcasts are currently scheduled as follows:

December 7, 2009
Bizet’s Carmen
Live in HD from Teatro alla Scala, Milan
conducted by Daniel Barenboim
directed by Emma Dante
starring Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott, Anita Rachvelishvili and Adriana Damato

December 22, 2009
Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Live in HD from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Conducted by Marco Armiliato
Directed by Gilbert Deflo
starring Fiorenza Cedolins and Marco Berti

April 21, 2010
Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
Live in HD from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Conducted by Ivor Bolton
Directed by Christof Loy
starring Diana Damrau

April 2010 - exact date TBA
Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra
Live in HD from Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim
Directed by Federico Tiezzi
starring Plácido Domingo, Ferruccio Furlanetto

May 2010 – exact date TBA
Wagner’s Das Rheingold
Live in HD from Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim
Directed by Guy Cassiers
Starring René Pape

July 1, 2010
Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades
Live in HD from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Conducted by Michael Boder
Directed by Gilbert Deflo
Starring Ben Heppner

In addition to the LIVE broadcasts from La Scala and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the new season will also include LIVE HD recordings from the Salzburg Festival, Valencia’s Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater and more. Check for the complete upcoming program.

–US Theaters participating in the Opera in Cinema LIVE broadcasts–
(as of 11/04/2009)

Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
Scottsdale, AZ – Harkins Theatres
Apple Valley, CA – Ultrastar Apple Valley
Pasadena, CA – Playhouse 7, Laemmle Theatres
West Hollywood, CA – Sunset 5, Laemmle Theatres
Encino, CA – Town Center Encino, Laemmle Theatres
Key West, FL – Tropic Cinema
Chicago, IL – Film Row Cinema at Columbia College
Kansas City, KS – Legends 14, Phoenix Adlabs
Gloucester, MA – Cape Ann Community Cinema
Baltimore, MD – Charles Theatre
Chesterfield, MO – Galaxy 14, Wehrenberg Theatres
Toms River, NJ – Orchard 10, Marquee Cinemas
Farmington, NM – Animas 10, Allen Theatres
Las Cruces, NM – Cineport 10, Allen Theatres
Roswell, NM – Galaxy 8, Allen Theatres
Las Vegas, NV – Town Square 18, Rave Motion Pictures
Schenectady, NY – Proctor’s Theatre
New York, NY – Symphony Space
Tulsa, OK – Circle Cinema
Bryn Mawr, PA – Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Newport, RI – Jane Pickens Theater
Herndon, VA – Worldgate 9, Phoenix Adlabs
Burlington, VT – Roxy Cinema

-US Theaters participating in the Opera in Cinema LIVE HD recordings-
(as of 11/04/2009)

Rave Valley Bend 18, Huntsville, AL
Rave Valley Bend 18, Huntsville, AL
Rave Vestavia Hills 10, Birmingham, AL
Rave Colonel Glenn 18, Little Rock, AR
The Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ
UltraStar Surprise Pointe, Surprise, AZ
UltraStar Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu, AZ
Harkins Arrowhead Fountains, Peoria, AZ
Harkins Chandler Fashion, Chandler, AZ
Harkins Scottsdale 101, Scottsdale, AZ
Harkins Norterra 14, Phoenix, AZ
Camera 7 Pruneyard, Campbell, CA
The Jarvis Conservatory, Napa, CA
Laemmle’s Music Hall, Beverly Hills, CA
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA
Laemmle’s Town Center 5, Encino, CA
Laemmle’s Royal Theatre, West LA, CA
Vogue Theater, San Francisco, CA
Rave Brentwood 14, Brentwood, CA
UltraStar Apple Valley, Apple Valley, CA
UltraStar Mission Marketplace, Oceanside, CA
UltraStar Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
UltraStar University Village, Riverside, CA
UltraStar La Costa, Carlsbad, CA
Harkins Chino Hills, Chino Hills, CA
Kress Cinema & Lounge, Greeley, CO
Harkins Northfield, Denver, CO
Warner Theatre, Torrington, CT
Marquee Westbrook 12, Westbrook, CT
Theatre N at Nemours, Wilmington, DE
Beach Theatre, St. Pete Beach, FL
Bill Cosford Cinema, Coral Gables, FL
Cinema Paradiso, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth, FL
Tropic Cinema, Key West, FL
5 Points Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
The Enzian Theatre, Maitland, FL
Rave Avenue 16, Melbourne, FL
Marquee Coralwood 10, Cape Coral, FL
Parkside Main 8, Greensboro, GA
Film Row Cinema at Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Rave Grand Prairie 18, Peoria, IL
Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, Bloomington, IL
Wehrenberg O’Fallon 15, O’Fallon, IL
Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5, Niles, IL
Rave Jefferson Pt. 18, Ft. Wayne, IN
The Legends 14, Kansas City, KS
Rave Baton Rouge 16, Baton Rouge, LA
Capawock Theater, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Cape Ann Community Cinema, Gloucester, MA
Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA
Patriot Cinemas Loring Hall, Hingham, MA
Charles Theatre, Baltimore, MD
The Criterion Theatre, Bar Harbor, ME
Frontier Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick, ME
Patriot Cinemas Nickelodeon 6, Portland, ME
Grand Theatre, Ellsworth, ME
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
The Michigan Theater, Jackson, MI
The Riviera Theatre, Three Rivers, MI
Rave City Place 14, Kalamazoo, MI
Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, Rochester, MN
Wehrenberg Campbell 16, Springfield, MO
Wehrenberg Ronnie 20, St. Louis, MO
Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, Chesterfield, MO
Galaxy Cinema, Cary, NC
Turnage Theater, Washington, NC
Marquee Wakefield 12, Raleigh, NC
Marquee Mimosa 7, Morganton, NC
Marquee Statesville 10, Statesville, NC
Rave Westroads 14, Omaha, NE
Marquee Orchard 10, Toms River, NJ
Rave Town Sq. 18, Las Vegas, NV
Symphony Space, New York, NY
Kew Gardens Cinemas, Kew Gardens, NY
Hamilton Theatre, Hamilton, NY
Little Theater, Rochester, NY
Mountain Cinema, Hunter, NY
Proctor’s Theatre, Schenectady, NY
Marquee Orchard 14, New Hartford, NY
Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY
Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland Heights, OH
Rave West Chester 18, West Chester, OH
Rave Polaris 18, Columbus, OH
Circle Cinema, Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Harkins Bricktown, Oklahoma City, OK
Ambler Theatre, Ambler, PA
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
Community Arts Center, Williamsport, PA
County Theater, Doylestown, PA
Rave Promenade 16, Center Valley, PA
The Jane Pickens Theater, Newport, RI
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Rave Eastridge 18, Chattanooga, TN
Marquee Fort Henry Cinemas, Kingsport, TN
Rave Ridgmar 13, Ft. Worth, TX
Rave Yorktown 15, Houston, TX
Santikos Embassy 14, San Antonio, TX
Santikos Silverado 19 IMAX, Tomball, TX
Harkins Southlake, Southlake, TX
Worldgate 9, Herndon, VA
Marquee Southpoint 9, Fredericksburg, VA
Roxy Cinema, Burlington, VT
Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, WA
Marquee Galleria 14, Beckley, WV
Marquee Pullman Square 16, Huntington, WV
Marquee Southridge 12, South Charleston, WV
Marquee Highlands 14, Triadelphia, WV

For an updated list of the worldwide Opera in Cinema locations, go to

-About Emerging Pictures-

Emerging Pictures was founded in 2002 by Barry Rebo, Giovanni Cozzi and Ira Deutchman to create a new theatrical distribution network for independent, international and documentary films through the use of digital technology. Emerging has grown into a distribution, marketing and exhibition company through its network of theaters, Emerging Cinemas, bringing first-run art house cinema, opera and ballet worldwide. Emerging Pictures is the leading distributor of Operas and Ballets into Cinemas representing the programs from Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy), Salzburg Festival (Austria), Teatro La Fenice (Venice, Italy), Teatro del Maggio Musicale (Florence, Italy), Teatro Regio (Parma, Italy), Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Italy), Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia, Spain), Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain) Bolshoi Theater and Ballet (Moscow, Russia), and the Mariinsky Ballet (St Petersburg, Russia).

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