New partnerships with The Guardian, Science Museum and Picturehouse

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Glyndebourne announces new partnerships with the Guardian, Science Museum and Picturehouse to increase access to its work, reaching a potential audience of millions

This summer, Glyndebourne will further develop its digital programme, breaking new ground in the transmission of opera both online and in cinemas and offering increased access to its work to new audiences worldwide.

p. David Pickard, General Director of Glyndebourne said:

“I am proud that Glyndebourne, as the first UK opera house to screen its productions into cinemas in 2007, will now become the first UK opera company to stream an opera live online with the Guardian, alongside live and pre-recorded cinema screenings at the Science Museum Cinema, one of the largest screens in the UK, and at renowned Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK. This will take us a step closer to realising our vision to create a digital Glyndebourne that is open to opera lovers at any time, anywhere in the world.”

Live internet streaming with the Guardian

On 26 th June 2011 Glyndebourne and the Guardian will join forces to stream the last night of its sell-out production Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg live online via “guardian.co.uk”: and “glyndebourne.com”: . This live streaming will be the first of its kind undertaken by any UK opera house or UK newspaper. The streaming will be available for seven days after the initial broadcast and will be free of charge to viewers. On 21 st August Glyndebourne and the Guardian will stream the acclaimed production of The Turn of the Screw live from the Festival.

Caspar Llewellyn Smith, Music Editor, Guardian News&Media said:

p. “The Guardian is thrilled to be live-streaming these two productions at Glyndebourne on our website. We are celebrating a huge range of music throughout the summer months, and have a close involvement with festivals such as Glastonbury, but this is the most ambitious project we’ve ever undertaken