The Met wouldn’t sell seats where you can’t see. Would it?
December 30, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht
Our intrepid New York operavores, Elizabeth Frayer and Shawn E Milnes, were so starved of art over the festive season that they went to see the abridged-for-kids Magic Flute. Seats were hard to come by.
The poor tourists sitting next to me were so confused and kept moving their chairs around, convinced that the Met wouldn’t sell tickets for seats where you couldn’t see the show. After much moving and talking between them, I finally turned to the older Russian couple and politely informed them they purchased partial view seats, it said so on their tickets and they were not going to be able to see the entire stage. They pulled out their tickets and confirmed. This settled them down, but to be honest, I think it’s practically criminal to charge $116.50 for this.
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