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Rai Com & Castalia deal will take All'Opera to LATAM

CANNES: All’Opera, the ambitious programme to bring the best Italian opera productions to cinema audiences all over the world, continues to broaden its footprint, with ink drying on a new theatrical distribution deal for Latin America signed by Rai Com with Castalia Communications at MIPTV.

With this deal, Castalia, headquartered in Atlanta and with offices in Mexico City and Lima, Peru, becomes the exclusive distribution partner for All’Opera for the whole of Latin America for the upcoming seasons of the project.

Castalia founder and president Luis Torres-Bohl comments: “We see All’Opera as highly desirable content for our theatrical partners all over the continent. There definitely is a niche market for high-quality cultural content, especially if it comes with the impeccable degree and top-notch production values of All’Opera. This is something we firmly believe in and are willing to make a long-term commitment to.”

Rai Com’s head of international sales Mattia Oddone adds: “Capturing the thrill of a night at the opera is the core of All’Opera’s concept of a live event in your local cinema. We are very happy to partner with a specialist in the market such as Castalia to extend the reach of All’Opera to South America; a project that encapsulates so many of the best things Italian culture has to offer to the world.”

All’Opera is the best of the Italian Opera season, selected and produced by Rai in the highest quality to be broadcast live or near-live from the temples of Il Bel Canto to movie theatres all over the world.

The All’Opera series is not only an essential part of the Italian cultural heritage, renewed year after year through the talent and vision of renowned artists. It is also a great tool to communicate the quality and dynamism of Italy culture today.

Performances are captured with the highest audiovisual quality standards: Up to ten cameras recording HDR images in 4k and over 50 microphones with Dolby Surround sound.

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