Greenwich Picturehouse is screening a series of Glyndebourne operas this summer, writes Holly O’Mahony…

Rossini’s celebrated opera The Barber of Seville, which was revived by Annabel Arden in 2016 in a production which is showing at Glyndebourne again this summer, is being screened on July 14. This is being followed by Mozart’s fairy-tale opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), a new production of which by Barbe & Doucet is also part of this year’s Glyndebourne Festival season, and is being screened at Greenwich Picturehouse on August 4.

Since Screen Arts began in 2011, they’ve been enormously popular and praised for making some of the UK’s most prestigious theatre, dance and opera accessible to audiences beyond the locations where the productions are being staged. What’s more, tickets are usually far cheaper to see these productions in the cinema than at the live venue and thanks to the close up camera angles, you often have a better view, too. Advance booking is usually made available to Picturehouse members first, and screenings vary in popularity, but it’s worth booking in advance when you can to avoid disappointment.

Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8NN. Admission: £22/£17.50 concessions/£10 children.