If you love opera, Broadway and symphony orchestras, but don’t live in Manhattan, you may be able to enjoy your favorite performances right in the comfort of your local movie theater. Many movie theaters are now offering live broadcasts of performances from venues like the Metropolitan Opera House. So even if you live in a rural area thousands of miles from New York, you can feel as if you have one of the best seats in the house.
Known for their outstanding opera performances the Metropolitan Opera has dazzled audiences since 1880. The Metropolitan Opera House is located at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. In 2006, the Met began showing their performances live in high-definition at local movie venues.
For the 2008-2009 season, opera lovers can view nearly a dozen transmissions live from the Met in HD. Audiences in many countries including Canada, South America, Europe and the United States will have the opportunity to see these live performances at their local movie theaters. The Met plans to transmit their high-def video to close to 800 movie theaters.
The performances expected in this high-definition opera extravaganza include famous works like Madama Butterfly, Salome, Doctor Atomic, La Damnation de Faust, and many more.
Doctor Atomic is a historical story about the creation of the atomic bomb by John Adams. This production is premiering at the met this year. La Damnation de Faust, Thais, La Rondine, and La Sonnambula are new productions during the coming season.
These live performances in high-definition will be an incredible experience. High-def has been changing the way consumers watch movies and televisions. The HD experience displays programs as they were meant to be seen with a clarity and clean picture that gives viewers the impression that they are a part of the program. Seeing the Met perform live in high-def will be no exception.
The high-def craze has been sweeping the nation with the introduction of Blu-Ray video players, the ever increasing HD satellite television stations, and high-def channels on cable.
There is no excuse to miss these incredible performances live from New York City. For incredible high-definition performances that transport you to the opera house check your local venue to see if you can catch one of these exciting events.