I was thrilled to hear yesterday that the Met will be presenting live video simulcasts of six of the Saturday matinee performances this season. I think this is just the kind of thing opera needs to infuse it with some new blood! Use the technology, by all means, I say.
I first heard this general news from my sister-in-law, so I went to find more information. Did I go to the source, the Met, or to the secondary source, the New York Times? No, I went to parterre.com! And it was there that I learned that Il Trittico, the opera (or evening of operas, rather) in which I have two small roles (don't blink!), will be one of the operas simulcast!
Oh. My. God.
To think that my family and friends around the country could go to a movie theater and watch me onstage at the Met... well, now, those are two things I never thought would happen! Opera live in movie theaters, and me at the Met.
What a world.