"Madam Butterfly 3D" Shown Aboard Queen Mary 2
Where is the nearest 3D theater when you are in the middle of the atlantic ocean? Maybe on the Queen Mary 2!
As part of its worldwide release schedule, Cunard Line is proud to announce the first shipboard screenings of the 3D feature film, "Madam Butterfly 3D," in association with the Royal Opera House and RealD, the world's most widely used digital 3D projection technology. Captured during live performances at London's internationally renowned Royal Opera House, "Madam Butterfly 3D" will be shown aboard Cunard's flagship, Queen Mary 2, beginning July 6, 2012, the only ship currently scheduled to present the film. The film opened earlier this year in the United Kingdom to much popular and critical acclaim and is being released worldwide in almost 40 other countries through the fall of 2012.
Madam Butterfly 3D was directed for cinema by Julian Napier and produced by Phil Streather. The movie is on IMDB.
Madam Butterfly 3D is expected to draw equally large and appreciative audiences when it is presented in the ship's grand 570-seat theatre.
"The success of Cunard's screenings of 'Carmen in 3D' over the last year has demonstrated the broad appeal of world-class opera productions on film to guests who may be regular opera-goers but who may equally not have had the time or opportunity to attend live performances," said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. "We're sure 'Madam Butterfly 3D' will continue to play to full houses on board and add a new highlight to the wide-ranging programme of on board speakers, workshops and performances that set Cunard apart." "There are few British institutions more respected and admired in the world than the Royal Opera and Cunard," says Joseph Peixoto, president of worldwide cinema at RealD. "To bring this world-class production to Queen Mary 2 ensures it will be seen on cruises throughout the world -- just as it will be enjoyed in cinemas around the world this year. The 3D filmmakers of this beautiful and powerful film make you feel like you're standing on the stage at Covent Garden."
The Queen Mary 2 was delivered to Cunard in December 2003 and had her maiden voyage in January 2004. Length = 345 meters; passengers: 2,620; crew = 1,253. Her gross tonnage is triple that of the Titanic. As seen below, the QM2 cinema has a capacity of 570 seats.