I just got home from my first live HD broadcast from the Met–La Cenerentola (Cinderella) and wow, I’m all in. The experience was amazing from start to finish. The principle cast (including the wonderful Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez) was top-notch, the staging creative and the live broadcast riveting, with fluid camerawork that puts you right on stage where the action is, both in front of and behind the curtain. I’m hooked and will definitely make a point of seeing more of these theatrical broadcasts. (I’ve already penciled-in the next season’s performances of The Merry Widow (with Renee Fleming) and Rossini’s La Donna del Lago (with my new fave, Joyce DiDonato.)
There’s an encore showing of La Cenerentola (which was DiDonato’s final performance of this signature role) on 5/14. Catch it if you can.