HISPASAT will broadcast Madama Butterfly via satellite from the Teatro Real during the Theatre’s Ope


HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite and telecommunications operator, will broadcast live tomorrow, at 9:30pm, the production of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly from the Teatro Real in Madrid. The work, one of the most performed works on stage throughout the world, will be broadcast in high-definition and can be seen in the best image and sound conditions in town squares, museums, city halls, auditoriums, cultural centres and other institutions of more than 200 cities in Spain.

This initiative is part of the celebration of Opera Week, when different activities aimed to bring this musical genre closer to all audiences take place. In Madrid, like in previous years, three screens will be set up in the Plaza de Oriente to facilitate the viewing of the broadcast and enjoy this opera performance.

This new broadcast is the third screening that HISPASAT has done from the Teatro Real, after the broadcast of il Puritani and Othello. Once again, prestigious museums and cultural institutions all over Spain will show Madama Butterfly live, notably in The Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, The National Archaeological Museum, the National Film Library, the Círculo de Bellas Artes, the Giner de los Ríos Foundation, the student's residence and the Canal de Isabel II Foundation in Madrid; the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao; the Saint Petersburg Russian Museum and the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Málaga; the Museum of Science of Castilla-La-Mancha in Cuenca; the Diocesan Museum of Barbastro-Monzón, in Huesca; the Niemeyer Centre in Avilés; among others.

The broadcast of this opera via satellite forms part of the collaboration agreement signed between HISPASAT and the Teatro Real in November 2015 for the theatre’s 200th anniversary. The agreement sets forth the space capacity provided by the satellite operator which is needed for the live satellite broadcast of several shows that the theatre will offer for this celebration.

The agreement falls within HISPASAT’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy and its commitment to supporting the spread of cultural initiatives of Spain’s institutions. Through this collaboration, HISPASAT enables the Teatro Real to open up to the public, thus allowing its productions to go beyond its stage and reach other audiences in different parts of Spain and the world. In this way, the theatre’s artistic offering benefits from satellite technology to overcome physical barriers and bring opera to the streets, making it accessible to a significantly higher number of people.

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