State Theatre Kicks Off HD Programming

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire)—The State Theatre announced a new HD program that allows the theatre to bring performances, captured live from around the world—including the Royal Opera House in London, England; the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia; and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy—to New Jersey audiences.

The opera series features stars including Angela Gheorghiu, Bryn Terfel, Anna Netrebko, Daniel Barenboim, and Ramón Vargas.

The ballet stars featured include two dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev.

“We have carefully considered how the State Theatre can present programs of world-class quality, find a unique audience niche, and secure the highest caliber equipment to enrich the experience for our audiences. HD programming is the perfect fit,” says Mark W. Jones, President & CEO of the State Theatre.

The historic State Theatre will feature one of the largest tab tensioned perforated electric screens manufactured to date by Stewart Filmscreen Corp, measuring 46’ diagonal.

The State Theatre is partnering with Emerging Pictures, LLC to present this new HD program.

Emerging has a network of arts institutions, media arts centers and independent art house theaters, tied together through digital technology—enabling them to cost effectively exhibit films and cultural programming.


State Theatre’s 2011-2012 Opera In Cinema events include Tosca (11/2/11), Cendrillon (1/8/12), Il Trittico (2/2/12), and Rigoletto (4/22/12), performed by the The Royal Opera and captured live at the Royal Opera House in London, England; Aida (11/16/11), performed by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and captured live at their opera house in Florence, Italy; Don Giovanni (12/8/11), performed by La Scala and captured live at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy; and La Bohème (3/14/12), performed by Liceu and captured live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain.


The Ballet In Cinema events include Don Quixote (11/9/11), The Sleeping Beauty (11/30/11), Swan Lake (1/15/12), and Coppélia (2/22/12), performed by the Bolshoi Ballet and captured live at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia; Romeo and Juliet (5/16/12) and La Fille Mal Gardée (6/13/11), performed by The Royal Ballet and captured live at the at the Royal Opera House in London, England.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon
 

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