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Royal Opera House cinema season to include encore screenings

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland returns to the Royal Opera House this Christmas and will be screened as part of the live cinema season . Photo: Tristram Kenton
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The Royal Opera House will introduce encore screenings as part of its live cinema programme.

All of the 11 shows that will be relayed to cinemas in the 2014/15 season will have repeat screenings. The encore screenings will take place on the Sunday following the live performance and will be available for all of the Opera House’s operas and ballets in the forthcoming season.

These include ballets such as Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Swan Lake and La Fille Mal Gardee, and operas including Andrea Chenier starring Jonas Kauffman and La Boheme.

The Royal Opera House, which presents more than 400 performances at Covent Garden each year, streams productions to more than 1,000 cinemas in the UK and around the world.

Alex Beard, chief executive of the Royal Opera House, said: “During the 2013/14 season our cinema audience more than doubled to over 700,000… The demand is definitely there so it is a great step forward to have a second option on a Sunday afternoon.”

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