Kudos to OperaSLO and Cal Poly Arts for presenting another season of The Met: Live in HD, and making it possible for all of us to enjoy these marvelous Metropolitan Opera simulcasts. Thanks to generous donations and great technical work, the Performing Arts Center is the perfect venue for these performances. Every attendee can experience the feeling of having the best seat in the house, with the added benefit of being able to “go backstage” for interviews with the principal singers, the conductor, and stage and costume crew members. Each opera is introduced by a Met singer of note, who explains the storyline and conducts the interviews, all with an eye to increasing audience insight and understanding and giving viewers an in-depth look behind the scenes.
If you are an opera fan, don’t miss these performances. If you are new to opera and want to find out more, the simulcasts are an excellent way to begin. Let’s all support this wonderful opportunity, and also support OperaSLO and Cal Poly Arts for making it possible. You can find out more about both OperaSLO and the Met simulcasts on their website, operaslo.org.