REALD : and the Royal Opera House's Carmen in 3D the First Opera to Get Theatrical Release in 3D
01/06/2011| 12:35pm US/Eastern
RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) announced today that the feature film, Carmen
in 3D, will be released on March 5, 2011, playing exclusively in
RealD 3D-equipped theatres at major cinema chains worldwide totalling
more than 1,500 locations. A co-production by RealD and London's
internationally renowned Royal Opera House, Carmen in 3D will
mark the first time that an opera has been filmed and shown in theatres
in state-of-the-art digital 3D. Carmen in 3D will premiere on
Sunday, February 6, 2011, as part of the Santa Barbara International
Film Festival closing night gala.
?Carmen in 3D will give audiences around the world the best seat
in the house as they are transported to the illustrious Royal Opera
House and fully immersed in this beloved tale of love, jealousy and
betrayal,? said Joseph Peixoto, President of Worldwide Cinema at RealD.
?This film will be exclusively available to our cinema partners around
the world, bringing them added value and an opportunity to showcase the
unique entertainment experience RealD 3D technology can bring to
?This is an opportunity to bring one of the world's most popular operas,
performed by one of the greatest opera companies in the world, to fans
of opera, classical music and 3D movies everywhere,? said Tony Hall,
Chief Executive, Royal Opera House. ?Carmen in 3D comes alive in
a way never previously experienced in the cinema – it really is as
though you're part of the action on stage. It's a wonderful and unique
Georges Bizet's Carmen has been captivating audiences since its
debut in 1875. Filmed in 3D during two performances at the Royal Opera
House, Carmen in 3D is a feature film depicting acclaimed
director Francesca Zambello's updated interpretation of the opera
classic. Directed for cinema by Julian Napier and with memorable
performances by Christine Rice (Carmen), Bryan Hymel (Don Jose?), Aris
Argiris (Escamillo), and conducted by Constantinos Carydis, Zambello's
hugely successful production of Carmen was a hit with London
audiences and critics and promises to delight audiences around the world
with its timeless music and encompassing 3D visuals. For more
information on Carmen in 3D, visit www.Carmen3D.com.
About RealD Inc.
RealD Inc. is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD's
extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that
enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and
elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture
exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content.
RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, RealD
Format and gaming technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and
content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of
3D content. RealD's cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for
applications such as piloting the Mars Rover. For more information,
please visit our website at www.reald.com.
About the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House is home to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Each year, almost 300
performances are given on the main stage and a further 250 on other
stages within the iconic Covent Garden building.
Each summer, three performances are relayed to outdoor screens across
the UK as part of the BP Summer Big Screens, and other performances of
both opera and ballet are screened in cinemas across the world. The
Royal Opera House also runs a comprehensive education and community
engagement programme reaching more than 140,000 people each year.
Cautionary note on forward-looking statements
This press release includes forward-looking information and statements,
including but not limited to: statements concerning the anticipated
release of Carmen in 3D. These statements are based on RealD's
current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions
concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to
known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important
factors, many of which are outside RealD's control that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the
forward-looking statements. RealD's annual and quarterly reports include
a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that may cause
that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results
discussed in the forward-looking statements.
RealD undertakes no obligation to update publicly the information
contained in this press release, or any forward-looking statements, to
reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they
were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
© 2011 RealD Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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