More2Screen to Broadcast Mariinsky Summer Festival Live to Cinemas this July

May 14, 2014

more2screen.pngIssued London, UK - 1pm, Wednesday 14 May 2014

More2Screen has been appointed by the Mariinsky Theatre to bring Mariinsky on Screen LIVE to cinemas worldwide this summer in partnership with production company Telmondis. On Monday 14 July one of the all-time favourites from the ballet repertoire, La Bayadère, will be broadcast live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. This will be followed by a live broadcast of a brand-new production of War and Peace from the stunning Mariinsky II stage on Wednesday 16 July. Both productions will be conducted by the Artistic and General Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev.

Christine Costello, Managing Director, More2Screen comments: "We are delighted to be working with the Mariinsky Theatre once again to bring these two outstanding productions live from St. Petersburg to cinema audiences. This is a fantastic summer live programming opportunity for our cinema partners and gives both ballet and opera fans local access to the very best of the Russian performing arts."

Valery Gergiev, Artistic and General Director of the Mariinsky Theatre says: "With their extensive experience in Event Cinema distribution, we're looking forward to working with More2Screen to take this exciting new venture, the Mariinsky on Screen, out to cinemas internationally."

Both Mariinsky on Screen productions will be available as recorded titles from September 2014.

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Notes To Editors:
More2Screen is the leading distributor of event cinema in the UK* with more than 7 years of experience acquiring and distributing world-class opera, ballet, music concerts, theatre and special event films to 4,000 cinemas in 50+ international territories - including 40 live broadcasts and over 100 different recorded productions, plus 3D live/recorded content.

We're passionate about bringing the finest entertainment content closer to local audiences across the globe, from distributing magnificent opera and ballet productions in partnership with Europe's leading companies including the Royal Opera House, the Mariinsky Theatre and the Dutch National Ballet, to first-class classical music concerts from the Berliner Philharmoniker. In the expanding area of museum events we are the international distributor for the British Museum's ground-breaking Pompeii from the British Museum and the forthcoming Vikings from the British Museum. Our ever-expanding repertoire also features live and recorded pop music events from best-selling artists like The Rolling Stones, Adele, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Def Leppard and Morrissey, plus theatre must-sees Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds, Stephen Sondheim's Company and Broadway's Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom.
*(Source: IHS Screen Digest Report 2012)


For more information about booking Mariinsky on Screen contact:

Christine Costello at More2Screen
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7806 6218
Email: christine.costello@more2screen.com
www.more2screen.com

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