Live in HD FAQGeneral Information About the Series Where can I obtain a list of the featured operas, performance dates, start times, and participating locations? How did the idea of The Met: Live in HD start? How many people at the Met are involved in producing the Live in HD presentations? What are their various roles? How can I find out about the cast for each of the HD performances? What is the start time for each of the HD performances? What day of the week are the encore events in the U. S.? Where can I obtain a full list of participating movie theaters worldwide? If my country is not on the list for the upcoming season, does this mean there will not be any broadcasts at all? Is this program just for opera fans? How are the operas chosen for the series? Are there some operas that might be more "challenging" for a general audience than others? How do the singers feel about performing in these live transmissions? What happens during intermission of the live transmissions? How long are the intermissions for each broadcast? Are intermissions featured in the encore exhibitions? How to Get Tickets When will tickets go on sale? How do I purchase tickets? What are the ticket prices this year? Can I purchase tickets for the entire HD season? How do I purchase tickets for large groups? The theater I want to go to is sold out.
How can I request another one? What does "encore broadcast" mean? Where will these broadcasts play? Publicity Do you publish a newsletter? Technology How does high definition look different from a movie, and how is the Met transmitting in high definition? Were there recent technological innovations that have made the HD series possible? Broadcasting a live theatrical performance to movie theaters must present some technical challenges. Do you experience any? Will my theaters technology improve? Where do I report any audio/visual issues that occured during the broadcast? Are there different camera angles and close-ups of singers, conductors, and the orchestra, like in a PBS telecast? Is the lighting different during the live transmissions? How is the sound managed? Does the Met use a different camera from what it uses to record for PBS? How will the broadcast translate to wide-screen? Schools I heard HD is coming to select NYC schools and other cities nationwide.
What options do I have? I don't feel comfortable giving out my personal information over the internet. Can I still purchase tickets without going to the box office? If I buy tickets for the entire season, can the tickets be transferred to another theater if I am out of town? Purchasing Tickets On the Web How do I set up an account on a third-party ticketing site? How do I log in to my Met account? What if I have forgotten my password? I'm on the theater website trying to purchase tickets. Why can't I click on the time of the show? I lost my ticket confirmation.
How can I re-print it? Advance Ticketing and Membership Information Can I become a Met member and instantly qualify to purchase HD tickets in advance of the general public? How do I become a Met member? Theater Information How Can I Find a Participating Theater? What time do the theater auditoriums open? Why can't we be admitted earlier? I lost my tickets. What do I do? I represent a theater wishing to participate in The Met: Live in HD. How can I join? On the Day of the Performance I am disabled. Will I have priority seating? Supporting the Met Why should I support the Met? Can I make a fully tax-deductible contribution of any amount? How can I ensure the Met continues to bring opera to my local theater? Live in HD and Radio Guide Can I get a program for the Live in HD series? Cast Sheets and Synopses Will programs be available for sale at the theaters? I lost my program.
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