The Opéra national de Paris has signed a deal to show five operas and three ballets live in cinemas next season. The operas in question are Les Contes d'Hoffmann (above), Carmen, Falstaff, Hänsel und Gretel and La Gioconda.
The deal covers 26 UGC screens in France and Belgium. It's not clear whether broader international distribution is on the cards, though it would of course make financial sense to get the operas in as many cinemas as possible. Like other opera houses, including the ROH, Paris Opera's choices will be limited by the Metropolitan Opera's standard terms, which ban any cinema that screens Met offerings from showing any other opera house's work.