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Siemens Festival Nights at the Crystal
Big screen opera comes to the Royal Victoria Dock in London
August 2013 (SF) In celebration of the first anniversary of the opening this September, the Crystal will host the first Siemens Festival Nights abroad, an outdoor opera festival taking place between 30th August and 1st September on the dockside area in front of the Crystal. Presenting brand new opera productions from the world renowned Salzburg Festival.
Audiences will have the opportunity to see some of the most popular operatic masterpieces from Giuseppe Verdi and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Falstaff, La Traviata, Don Carlo and The Magic Flute for children, shown on a large screen at the Crystal, adding a musical touch to the Royal Victoria Dock this summer.
The Siemens Festival Nights will be a unique opera experience for everyone. It marks the anniversary of the opening of the Crystal, a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, which houses the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to the future of cities, whichattracted more than 85,000 since it opened last September. The uniquely shaped, glass-clad structure is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.
The festival will begin in the evening of Friday, 30th August, with the first showing at 7pm.
Highlights at a glance
- Friday, 30th August
Evening screening of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff (7pm)
- Saturday, 31th August
Public picnic with Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata as background opera (11am – 3pm)
Evening screening of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo (4pm)
- Sunday, 1st September
Matinee screening for kids of W.A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute (11am)
For the detailed programme read the attached file.
Tickets are available for a registration fee of £5 in advance via the registration website www.thecrystal.org/events
This is a non-profit event. Choose to donate your £5 to local charities, or exchange for a £5 food and drink voucher to be used on the day. The chosen charity is The Newham People’s Trust which provides grants to individuals in support of educational pursuits.
Press pictures are available at www.siemens.co.uk/