Concert Simulcasts Increase In Popularity
The Met Tops 2.2M Season Tickets To Broadcasts
The Metropolitan Opera has proven that simulcasts of concerts have a future. The company this season sold 2.2 million tickets for 9 HD telecasts to theaters this season, an increase of 400,000 from 2008-2009.
Last Saturday's broadcast of Rossini's was seen by an estimated audience of 105,000 in North American and 84,000 in Europe and Latin America. With delayed telecasts in Asia and other markets plus repeats, the Met expects its total"Armida" audience to reach 250,000.Thus far the Met's has sold 5 million tickets in five seasons of broadcasts.