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I’m Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. Puccini

  • Posted May 2012

When you walk to your seat in a movie theater for one of the "Live in HD" broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, your experience begins with the sound: the instantly recognizable, immediately comforting hum of instruments tuning and the audience stirring, piped in live from the Met itself. I heard it when I stepped into the Murdock Theater in Wichita, KS last November to attend the screening of Philip Glass's Satyagraha, part of a season in which I traveled throughout the country, attending the Met's 11 HD broadcasts. It was the same reassuring bustle, whether I was about to see Verdi's Traviata in a theater over a casino in Las Vegas or Mozart’s Don Giovanni in the middle of a snowstorm in Boston.

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The New York Times

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