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Duthie Park and the audience

Duthie Park and the audience for "Madam Butterfly"

Posted 13 Jul 2011

Folk from the North-East again came out in their thousands on Monday 4 July to experience a live evening of BP Big Screen opera relayed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Madam Butterfly this year followed the previous Duthie Park opera showings of Carmen (8 June 2010); Traviata (30 June 2009); Marriage of Figaro (16 July 2008); Tosca (3 July 2007); and Turandot (7 July 2006). Comments from audience members from twenty venues across the nation seem wide ranging - some love the sense of occasion - the atmosphere - and a few have commented on the freedom we don't have in theatres to unwrap and enjoy sweeties. Others have found the background noise from cars, buses and aircraft frustrating. But fantastic technology, an exciting experience. Well done BP for providing such staunch support over the years, not forgetting Aberdeen City Council and the BBC.  Many thanks to Liz Hunter who provided us with such atmospheric photographs of the audience at Duthie Park, Aberdeen.  Look at Duthie Park for more of her photos.

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