March 26, 2014
Say ahhh! Not at the dentist silly, at the Metropolitan Opera. The ultimate cultural activity is to see a show by the world renowned Met. Belting out words you don’t understand at octaves you didn’t think you would hear, and the talented singers are just one reason to pay a visit to Lincoln Center.
Now in its 129th awe-inspiring season, the Met has an impressive repertoire of traditional and modern works, most sung in their original language. While you used to only be able to see performances live at the opera house, now they have begun to stream the performances to movie theaters across the globe. Still, there’s nothing like a front row seat.
Screens are attached to the back of every seat in the opera house for your convenience, and you can choose your preferred language to follow along in. This season’s shows include the most performed opera La Bohème and Madama Butterfly. Two shining stars in each performance are the costumes and set design that is seen even from the back of the opera house, which seats 3,800 people!
Despite the necessary talent for singing multiple languages, a surprisingly large number of performers are from the good ole US of A.
If you head to the Met for a performance, make sure you check out the accompanying gallery where admission is free. Learn about the current works being performed with special pieces from artists John Baldessari, Francesco Clemente, Alex Katz, Ragnar Kjartansson, Dana Schutz, Michael Williams, New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl, fashion designer Thom Browne, and architect David Adjaye.
If you’re feeling like you want a personalized tour of the Met Opera Guild itself, you can purchase a ticket for $22 and be shown around backstage where all the magic and action happens.
What a great way to spend any day or night like a true intellect! Seastreak can get you to Manhattan in style and in time for a show you’ll never forget.
Sea you soon,
The Seastreak Family
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