03 Apr '11, 9pm

Night at the 'mopera': Yes, it's a bit like Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience - but only in form. The fi...

HERE is something you don't see every day: A staged opera filmed in 3D, screening in cinemas. Carmen In 3D is the first "mopera", to coin a term: A movie crossbred with an opera. Cathay Cineplexes has brought in the film, which is a 3D recording of the beloved opera staged by London's Royal Opera House. Yes, it's a bit like Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience - but only in form. The film starts out with the performers warming up and goofing around backstage, then settles you amid the audience in Covent Garden. Finally, it gives you an angle on the proceedings that money otherwise can't buy. Seeing an art form considered "highbrow" presented through the popular medium of cinema is an unusual and interesting experience. But is the film likely to attract only those already predisposed to opera? The target audience is "those who have a penchant for musicals and performan...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Entertainment/Movies/EDC110404...

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