Can’t go to the opera? Does your busy schedule or a pinched pocketbook or an illness make you miss the magic of the live performance? While there is nothing like the excitement of being in the theater for the real event, there are now 2 wonderful and affordable alternatives:
Option 1. Opera Night at the Movies with Popcorn
Enjoy Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series or the European Opera & Ballet Cinema series of simulcast performances in local movie theaters near you. Witness opening night live performances or catch the scheduled re-broadcasts, for slightly more than the price of a normal movie ticket.
Option 2. Opera Night in Your Pajamas
Bring opera into your living room or bedroom with the Met Player you can download to your computer. Rent or subscribe to the player, but first enjoy a free 7-day trial. Oh brave new world. . .that hath such lush, magnificent (and affordable) operas at our fingertips.