CarmenFrancesca Zambello’s 2006 Royal Opera House staging of Georges Bizet’s Carmen will premiere in 3-D as the closing selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 6 and is scheduled to open in movie theaters around the world on March 5.

Carmen in 3D is a co-production with the Royal Opera House and RealD  and was shot over two performances in 2010. The production features Christine Rice as Carmen, Bryan Hymel as Don Jose, Aris Argiris as Escamillo and Maija Kovalevska as Micaëla, with conducting by Constantinos Carydis.

You can read more about this exciting venture at the LA Times.

While we’re waiting for Carmen in 3D to be released, join us tonight for a screening of Francesca’s 2-D Royal Opera House production at our Cabin Fever Film Series at 7 p.m. at Fenimore Art Museum.

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