Friday, August 21, 2020

MET Opera Home Audiences Finally Get The Big Picture With Demo

Easy as 1-2-3: The new tutorial to stream opera onto your television posted on Instagram has over 12K views
Twelve years ago when the Metropolitan Opera was getting ready to launch its MET on Demand streaming service, the company likely wasn't prepared that one day the world would have a pandemic forcing it to rely on its videography cache of the Live in HD catalog to sustain some cash flow from audience members and engagement with donors through the announcement of Nightly Met Opera Streams this spring. This blog discussed the option of the MET to go with Roku as a streaming service for their operas and now for the first time if you don't have the service, you can still watch on the big screen with the new tutorial posted on Instagram.
Home Theater: Enjoying the opera greats in the comfort of your living room
"Experience every stunning performance in our Met Stars Live in Concert series on a bigger screen using Google Chromecast or Apple AirPlay. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to cast the high-definition stream onto your television. Tickets for the entire series on available now at" This is extremely important considering that the MET has been forced to not only lean on the huge back catalog but also employing a pay-per-view model creating new content for online users worldwide. "After having to cancel their upcoming
Free Trial: How many operas could you watch in seven days?
performances due to coronavirus concerns, the Metropolitan Opera announced it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. This new offering will begin Mar. 16 [2020] with the 2010 HD performance of Bizet’s Carmen Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Elīna Garanča in the title role and Roberto Alagna as Don José." As it became clear that the legendary opera house would have to do more than stream their previous Live from Lincoln Center productions and Live in HD satellite events from the past 14 years, they began to create original content. The first event was a streaming concert from homes of the illustrious stars on
Globe Trotters: Opera singers perform from locations all around the world in recital for pay-per-view
 the main stage in recent seasons and then moved to full-length recitals in a pay-per-view format. "Met Stars Live in Concert Opera’s greatest stars perform in a groundbreaking new series of pay-per-view recitals in striking locations around the globe, each live via satellite and shot with multiple cameras. While the Metropolitan Opera House remains dark because of the ongoing health crisis, Met Stars Live in Concert will allow audiences to experience extraordinary solo and duo performances by top singers—streamed live online—from such locations as a former abbey in Bavaria, a Norwegian castle, an outdoor terrace on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a church in Wales, and a historic mansion in Washington, D.C. The series marries the intimacy of the Met’s virtual At-Home Gala with the high production value of the company’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions. From old-school legends to today’s great stars, experience more than 700 full-length Met performances with our online streaming service. Free apps available for Amazon Fire TV and Tablet, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Roku, and Samsung Smart TV. Discover the ultimate opera streaming collection, and watch on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or TV for $14.99/month or $149.99/year with our unlimited subscription plan. Met Members save 33% off annual subscription price." According to data from the previous Opera Fresh post referenced above, the rate of subscription was the same price five years ago.