Glyndebourne has announced a new partnership with Digital Theatre which will see it make a number of its productions available for on-demand viewing on DigitalTheatre.com
DigitalTheatre.com is an on-demand video streaming platform which specialises in delivering arts content in partnership with leading theatre, ballet and opera companies.
Over the course of 2015, 13 Glyndebourne titles will be released on DigitalTheatre.com in a series of collections.
The first collection, British Opera Classics, is released today and includes Glyndebourne’s 2009 production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, its 2011 staging of Handel’s Rinaldo and Giulio Cesare, filmed in 2005.
The titles will be available to purchase or rent across Digital Theatre’s range of platforms including the Digital Theatre Desktop Player, the Digital Theatre YouView channel and apps for Samsung Smart TV and iOS.
Robert Delamere, Digital Theatre’s co-founder, said: ‘Through our partnership with Glyndebourne audiences now have the opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest singers, directors and conductors working today. We are delighted to partner with such a respected and internationally acclaimed company.’
David Pickard, General Director of Glyndebourne, said: ‘Glyndebourne has been investing in video recordings of its operas since 2002 and as technology has developed we have been able to take advantage of new ways of sharing these films whether on DVD, in cinemas or online. This exciting new partnership with Digital Theatre represents a further step forward in our aim of making Glyndebourne’s world-class productions available to as many people as possible.’