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Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

 

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live in HD from the Met.

Now it was I who was taking my teenage daughter to her first time at the Met. And we were running late. She kept hurrying me, saying we may not get in if we arrive at the last minute. I reassured her, "This is opera. There'll be plenty of seats." Wrong. Two theaters at the multiplex were nearly full by the time we got there.

It's easy to see why: if you can't fly to New York and shell out up to $445 per ticket, you can spend a Saturday afternoon enjoying incredible music, in comfortable seats, probably seeing and hearing everything better than you would at the Met, all for only $23. And you sure can't bring popcorn and Pepsi into the Met!

Oh, and forget beefy belters, the stereotypically corpulent opera singers. These broadcasts feature not only glorious voices, but also gorgeous sopranos, hunky (so I'm told) tenors, performers who can act nearly as well as they sing, and staging, sets, and choreography that rival Broadway and Hollywood.

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