Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Metropolitan Opera Thing

"When in doubt, sing loud”"

~ Robert Merrill

If you've never been to an HD broadcast from the Met, you are missing out! Although nothing can compete with seeing live opera in a hall, most of us are too poor and too far away from a major house to indulge often, if at all.  Fortunately for the last few years the Metropolitan Opera has been showing operas, often live, in movie theaters across the country and around the world.

If you've never had the chance to see an opera, this is a great way to do so on a budget. Subtitles are used if the music is in a foreign language so there's no need to brush up on your German or Italian. Out of the 2010-2011 season, I would probably recommend Donizetti's Don Pasquale as the best option for first-timers.

Once the season kicks off, you'll be able to find theaters showing the broadcasts on the Met's HD site at . You can also look up your local theaters to see if they are showing any or all of the series.

If I get enough interest, I may try and run a tickets giveaway....anyone?


  1. Love the idea for a ticket giveaway!


  2. I've seen previews for these broadcasts at the local theater and think they're a terrific way to bring high art to the masses. I'd love to see a production of "Madame Butterfly" or "Tosca" from the Met, and I'd be all for a ticket giveaway. Great idea!

  3. I'd never heard of this. I'll have to check it out. We're a classical music loving family. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com