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Hispasat, a specialist in the distribution of content in Spanish and Portuguese, has signed a partnership agreement which will allow the live broadcast, via satellite, of opera performances at the Teatro Real throughout national territory and abroad.
Through this agreement, the Teatro Real will promote live broadcasts to cultural centres, city halls, hospitals and other institutions throughout Spain and abroad, thanks to the wide coverage provided by Hispasat with a special focus on Latin America, where it is the fourth largest satellite operator. This action strengthens the institution’s interest in promoting opera in Spain and consolidating this art as a cultural crossroads. It also forms part of the actions implemented by the Teatro Real for the celebration of it two-hundredth anniversary.
According to the agreement, within the operator’s policy framework for corporate social responsibility and in their support for Spanish institutions’ promotion of culture, Hispasat will provide the Teatro Real with space capacity to broadcast via satellite a maximum of ten yearly live performances, which will also enable the theatre’s return to cinemas all over the world through live broadcasts.
The Teatro Real’s return to cinemas will commence in July with the live broadcast of the opera I puritani, by Vincenzo Bellini.