Plans Unveiled to Film Opera Productions in 3D

The Royal Opera House in central London announced that it will be the "first opera house to film and distribute full-length productions in 3D for a mass audience".

The first work to get the 3D treatment will be Bizet's Carmen, which will be filmed next month for release this autumn. Francesca Zambello's production will be filmed using 3D cameras over two sessions, during which the complete opera will be performed with the cast including Christine Rice, Bryan Hymel and Aris Argiris.

The London venue plans to show more operas as well as ballets in this way, with further details to be announced. It said it is partnering up with 3D cinema technology provider RealD, which will show the production around the world.

Source: The Press Association