Would you like to have a seat at the Metropolitan Opera without leaving the Chicago area? Now you can.
On special Saturdays at 1 p.m. ET, the Met is transmitting live performances to theatres worldwide in high definition. You can find a theatre near you that will have the transmission and you can even buy tickets online.
Although the 2009-2010 season is quickly drawing to a close with only two more live performances, one on March 27th and the last on May 1st, the 2010-2011 season has just been announced and tickets will be going on sale this fall. The first of next season's 11 operas is on October 9, 2010, and the last one is on May 14th of 2011. You can sign up for free email information.
With glorious sound and at least ten different camera locations throughout the Met, you'll get to see close-ups of the performers as well as all the different angles of the performance as it happens live onstage. During intermission, you'll be entertained by specially produced behind-the-scenes features and live interviews.
Many attendees to these HD Live performances, which usually run over three hours long, even opt to dress up as they would if going to the real Met. But it isn't necessary at most of the movie houses showing the operas. Just go as you would to a regular movie. And expect to see popcorn for sale!
If you're unable to attend the showing of the live performance, all of which are at 1 p.m. ET on Saturdays, there is usually an encore showing of the performance a few weeks later. These are generally on Wednesday nights, beginning at 6:30 p.m. local time.
To learn more details about the Live HD performances of the Metropolitan Opera, visit their Live in HD FAQ page.
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