Just a quick, little update here. Apparently people do not mind missing the live performance aspect of an Opera like the San Francisco Opera theorized a couple of years ago. [Original post here] The New York Metropolitan Opera has been filling more then 20,000 - 30,000 movie theater seats countrywide as they stream their musical experiences, in high-def of course, to these 40 foot screens. These programs are only available in select markets of course so check with your local cinema to see if they are offering a fat lady singing in HD.