Dance News: Royal Opera House Partners with Streaming Service Marquee.TV
Digital arts platform Marquee.TV and preeminent performing arts venue The Royal Opera House have announced today a new relationship that will bring high-definition performance captures to arts audiences on an international scale. Capitalising on rapidly growing interest in high quality on-demand streamed content, particularly among millennial audiences, the association has launched a new digital series featuring some of the freshest and widely beloved productions of recent seasons at both the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera. Marquee.TV will be releasing 9 productions from the Royal Opera House’s 2016/17 and 2017/18 cinema series, including 7 ballets and 2 operas through the end of February 2019.
Marquee.TV viewers will also have access to bonus featurettes and behind-the-scenes extras that dive deeper into the works and their creations.
The series will continue to be updated with new productions from upcoming seasons as the relationship develops.
Content for The Royal Opera House series has been licensed from Opus Arte, part of the Naxos Music Group. Highlights include:
Two full-length ballets by the Tony-Award winning (An American in Paris) Christopher Wheeldon: his wildly popular and family-friendly Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale, which won the prestigious Benois de la Danse (the ‘Oscar’ for dance) for Best Choreography and Best Score. Both works are collaborations with composer Joby Talbot and 7-time Tony-award winning scene and costume designer Bob Crowley.
The universally acclaimed Madama Butterfly, which features the widely anticipated Royal Opera House debut of star Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho in the role of Cio-Cio San. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier returned to remount their elegant production of the Puccini classic, which originally premiered in 2003.
Founded in 1732, the Royal Opera House is one of the most critically-acclaimed centrepieces for culture worldwide. The brand has a history of innovation, including leading the way in bringing its performances to cinemas, and live-streaming twenty hours of behind the scenes footage from five of the world’s leading ballet companies for World Ballet Day. This makes the relationship with Marquee.TV, the global platform for cultural performances, the natural next innovative step to bring its content to culture lovers across the world.
Marc Kirschner, Head of Content and Co-Founder of Marquee.TV, stated: “The Royal Opera House is one of the most dynamic arts organizations and houses of creation in the world, and we’re excited to help them take another innovative step forward. Streaming demand is higher than ever before and our mission at Marquee.TV is to unite digital audiences across the globe with the very best in cultural creativity. This relationship offers our audiences unprecedented, unmatched access to the Royal Opera House and The Royal Ballet’s stellar content — an utterly unique experience.”