Keep Carmen carry on - Carmen in 3D March 2011 cinema tour shows opera in new perspective

Posted: 16th February 2011

Everything in life seems to be in 3D these days, apart from train-services (no-dimensional since they never turn up), Jedward (decidedly one-dimensional) and Dick and Dom (2 Ds right there). With the advent of the film Avatar being presented in 3D recently, the experiment is not surprisingly being extended to other entertainment. Just announced is an opera tour with a difference - in fact, it's a cinema-screening across the country, showing an opera performance and it's very three-dimensional all round.

Georges Bizet's fabulous opera "Carmen" appeared at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden last year, starring Christine Rice as the gypsy-blooded Carmen and Bryan Hymel as the corporal who falls for her charms, Don Jose. One performance was filmed in striking digital and 3D quality and is now ready to be unveiled at cinemas across the country for a series of screenings during March.

The screenings to see the dramatic tale of betrayal, lust and yet more betrayal, run simultaneously from 5th to 8th March and will appear at various different chains, including Apollo Cinemas in Altrincham, Barrow, Fareham, Paignton and several more on the same nights. Tickets cost £9.40 plus a small fee - this doesn't include a pair of "Real 3D" specs which you can purchase on the night (unless you have your own, of course). It's a PG film, so perfectly safe for younger teenagers to experience a bit of opera!

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