BY FRED BAUMANN [NY Sun, 9 January 2007]
The Metropolitan Opera began its live broadcasts into movie theaters with “The Magic Flute” on December 30. Nearly 30,000 people around the world saw the broadcast. On Saturday, the broadcast of “I Puritani” sold out in 19 of 83 American venues, which reached 67% capacity. So what’s it like to see an opera in a movie theater?