Two Sundays ago I found myself over at Lincoln Center for a minute. I observed a couple things I'd like to share with you.
First, the New York City Opera is promoting this season with a Kehinde Wilde painting? What cool branding you've done for yourself. Met, are you just going to stand for this? What have you got?
Okay, well I guess one thing the Met has is its free outdoor seats to opening night. It does have that.
A day early and everything's set up and ready to go. I used counting and multiplication to figure out how many seats there were. At least 2500, maybe 3000.
My numbers aren't precise not because of a multiplication error but for sloppiness in my counting of the front section seats.
Just to the side of all this a great big line of would-be Das Rheingold ticketholders had already assembled. I'm pretty impressed by the Met's efforts to be accessible to the public . . . outdoor broadcasts, rush tickets, family circle seats, amazing student bargains, opera is available for you over here in New York City if you want it.