New performing arts streaming platform Marquee.TV launches

For those of you who appreciate your opera, music and live theatre, there’s a new streaming platform out there known as Marquee.TV. The on-demand platform is dedicated specifically to live arts and culture, and promises to serve up a “world-class” catalogue of international contemporary and classic masterpieces from the worlds of dance, opera, music, theatre, as well as documentaries.

Marquee.TV has teamed up with partners like Opus Arte who supply productions from both the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne. Marquee.TV also handpicks new productions and independent performances typically performed live at venues such as Sadler’s Wells in London and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the U.S., as well on tours across Europe and North America.

New titles will be added each Wednesday, and just this past week Marquee has introduced a number of productions by choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson’s production of Adam’s Passion, which was filmed in a former Soviet submarine factory. You can also catch the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Cymbeline, directed by Melly Still.

Recently added titles include John Cage: Journeys in Sound, Messa da Requiem, a “mega” co-production of Verdi’s funeral mass by the Zürich Opera House and Ballet. On the live theatre front, there’s David Tennant in Richard II, Gregory Doran’s Henry V, and Iqbal Khan’s Antony and Cleopatra from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Marquee.TV says it’s the entertainment platform for the Netflix generation and “opens doors of discovery” for $8.99 a month, after a 14 day free trial. It is available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, iOS, Android, and Smart TVs in the UK, US and Canada, with plans to roll out globally during the rest of 2019.

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Martin Dew

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