Opera at your local theater

posted by Michael Zoldessy on September 12, 2006 at 6:30 am

NEW YORK, NY — Like the rock concert broadcasts that are becoming increasingly more popular, The Metropolitan Opera has plans to transmit its shows to theaters all over the world.

Coming soon to your multiplex in the mall: bel canto fireworks and bass-baritone rumbles, love duets and orchestral colors, divas, tenors and trills.

The Metropolitan Opera announced yesterday that it would begin broadcasting live performances into movie theaters across the United States, Canada and Europe, rubbing shoulders with professional wrestling and rock concerts.

The broadcasts are part of a strategy by the Met’s new general manager, Peter Gelb, to widen the house’s appeal by branching out into new media.

You can read more on this in the New York Times.

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