May 27, 2013

La Traviata

Verdi's La Traviata in Ultra High Definition

Technicolor is partnering with Orange Labs and the Rennes Opera to bring Ultra High Definition (UHD) to screens on June 4, 2013. Prior to the live transmission of the Rennes Opera production of La Traviata that will enable thousands to enjoy all of the visual and musical nuances of Verdi’s masterpiece, advanced digital video and audio technologies will be on exhibit in the Rennes City Hall during the afternoon.

The program enables Technicolor and its partners to highlight some benefits from Ultra High Definition:

  • Higher definition imaging, with 4K resolution, represents a four-fold enhancement over existing HD.
  • Higher frame rate, with 50 to 100 images per second, provides 2-to-4 times higher frame rate, creating enhanced motion portrayal.
  • Enhanced color definition, by increasing the amount of information for each pixel, enables more nuance and a greater range of color.

The La Traviata broadcast will mark the third time the partners have brought the stage of the Rennes Opera to local residents. Previous broadcasts included Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio two years ago and his Don Giovanni in 2009. The 8 p.m. transmission on June, 4 will be visible on giant screens on the square in front of the Rennes City Hall, at three other locations within greater Rennes (Cesson-Sévigné, Betton and Bruz) and in three other Brittany towns (Lorient, Saint Malo and Dinard).