The Met shifts to pay per view at $20 a shotmain
The Metropolitan Opera is rolling out 12 star concerts ‘in striking locations across Europe and the US’, it aoounced on Friday. Each view will cost $20.
Artists include Roberto Alagna, Piotr Beczała, Angel Blue, Joseph Calleja, Javier Camarena, Diana Damrau, Lise Davidsen, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Aleksandra Kurzak, Anna Netrebko, Sondra Radvanovsky, Bryn Terfel, Pretty Yende and Sonya Yoncheva.
‘This new initiative is intended to create live performance opportunities for our artists and our audiences at a time when they both sorely need it,’ said Met general manager Peter Gelb. ‘Although some concert activity is beginning to take place once again in some parts of the world, this is a chance for opera fans to experience their favorite stars in real time, since it’s going to be a long time before artists and their audiences are fully mobile again.’