3D opera Lucrezia Borgia, directed by Mike Figgis, will be broadcast on Feb 23.

Odeon, Vue, Apollo and Ormonde are among cinemas which will screen a new ENO version of Italian composer Donizetti’s 17th century opera Lucrezia Borgia.

Alternative content specialists More2Screen is distributing, with Arqiva providing the satellite connection.

The 3D film will be directed in 3D by Leaving Las Vegas director Mike Figgis. A newly commissioned film from Figgis will play during the intervals of the performance. The ENO’s former music director, Paul Daniel, will conduct.

Christine Costello, Managing Director, More2Screen commented: “We are delighted to be behind this ground-breaking event which will be a world-first for cinema. Lucrezia Borgia live in 3D will combine the thrilling atmosphere of a live opera broadcast with the superb visual quality of 3D projection and will be screened in selected cinemas across the UK and Ireland.”