Telegraph TV partners with Glyndebourne to stream opera online

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New partnership between Glyndebourne and Telegraph TV is announced

Telegraph TV, Glyndebourne and More2Screen today announce a partnership that will enable Glyndebourne content to be streamed on telegraph.co.uk, and will give the Telegraph audience access to an exclusive promotional offer for Glyndebourne’s cinema season, Glyndebourne on Screen.

A 14-minute clip of Hänsel und Gretel, one of three Glyndebourne productions, screening in cinemas nationwide from this weekend, will be made exclusively available in high definition and high quality sound on telegraph.co.uk via a next generation player powered by Videojuicer.

Nine shorter clips will be also be available to view in Telegraph TV’s usual player. Clips include extracts from the other two productions screening in cinemas – Giulio Cesare and La Cenerentola – along with excerpts from a film about Glyndebourne and backstage glimpses of the opera house.

Telegraph readers and users can also take advantage of an exclusive Kids Go Free offer. This is available to those booking tickets for Glyndebourne’s season of screenings in participating digital cinemas nationwide throughout November and December (starting from the 8th November to the 31st December 2008).

Telegraph.co.uk users can also enter a prize draw to win tickets to the Glyndebourne Festival 2009.

James Flint, General Manager of Telegraph TV said:

“We are always looking for ways to give the Telegraph audience something extra and are very excited to be partnering with Glyndebourne to present this exclusive world-class content in high definition and high quality sound to our online audience. It is just the start of a very exciting online initiative for music lovers.”

Gillian Brierley, Head of Communications, Glyndebourne said:

“Reaching out to new audiences and offering them fresh contact with the opera is a priority for Glyndebourne and we are delighted that this new partnership with Telegraph TV will allow a new audience to enjoy the artistic standards that are the foundation of Glyndebourne’s work.”

Steve Jelley, CEO of Videojuicer said:

“Web video has come of age, giving musicians and audiences an exciting way of connecting anywhere in the world. Videojuicer’s new HD player really communicates the emotion and immediacy of live musical performance, in this case bringing outstanding opera to a new generation of viewers.”

More2Screen’s Christine Costello said:

“For the price of a cinema ticket. Telegraph readers can now enjoy world class opera in gorgeous high definition and with superb surround sound. We’re delighted that this partnership helps us to make a wide menu of cultural programming available to local audiences across the country’‘

The following Glyndebourne on Screen productions are being showed nationwide:

From 9th November 2008: Hänsel Und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Director: Laurent Pelly
Running Time: 2Hrs 7 Mins
Sung in German with Subtitles in English

From 7th December 2008: La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Director: Sir Peter Hall
Running Time: 2Hrs 55 Mins
Sung in Italian with Subtitles in English

The operas will be presented in HD and 5.1 Surround Sound

Special Offer for Telegraph Readers: Kids Go Free – This offer allows up to two free tickets for 14 year olds and under, when two adult tickets are booked in person and in advance at the cinema box office using a Telegraph online voucher. Subject to availability

Participating UK Cinemas: ODEON Cinemas: Covent Garden, Tunbridge Wells, Guildford, Lincoln, Wimbledon, Norwich, Colchester, Maidenhead, Blackpool, Southampton, Basingstoke. EMPIRE Cinemas: Leicester Square, High Wycombe, Swindon. Independent Cinemas:LONDON: Mile End Genesis.SCOTLAND: New Picture House, St Andrews. Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). NORTHERN ENGLAND: Sheffield Showroom: The Picture House Cinema, Keighley, West Yorkshire. The Plaza Cinema, Skipton, North Yorkshire. The Palace, Malton North Yorkshire The Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere. Parkway Cinema, Cleethorpes REEL Loughborough. SOUTH WEST ENGLAND: Wells Film Centre, Somerset. WALES: Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

For further information please contact:

Glyndebourne press contact: Emma Menniss Press and PR Manager Email: emma.menniss@glyndebourne.com Tel: 01273 812321

More2Screen press contact: Lyndsey Honour, Lyndseyhonour@hotmail.com, 07989 945 066
Telegraph Public Relations, Fiona.Macdonald@telegraph.co.uk, 07795 814836