Thank you to all the patrons who attended the March 11 La Traviata broadcast at The Paramount! We are thrilled to report the following statement from The Metropolitan Opera:
New York, NY (March 12, 2017) – The Met: Live in HD’s Saturday, March 11 transmission of Verdi’s La Traviata took in an estimated attendance of 84,000 in North America, earning a gross of $1.8 million. It was seen live on more than 900 screens. An estimated additional 125,000 people saw it live on 800 screens in 37 countries in Europe, 11 countries in Latin America, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Jamaica, and Morocco.
Delayed showings throughout Asia, Australia, Madagascar, New Zealand and South Africa, and encore performances in North America and Europe, are expected to boost worldwide attendance of La Traviata to more than 330,000. The encore screening in the U.S is on Wednesday, March 15; encore screenings in Canada are on April 15, 17 and 19.
One of the best-loved operas in the repertoire, La Traviata starred Sonya Yoncheva as Violetta, Michael Fabiano as Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as Germont. The acclaimed production by Willy Decker was conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.
The live transmission was hosted by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and directed for cinema by Matthew Diamond.
The Met: Live in HD, the Met’s award-winning series of live transmissions to movie theaters and performing arts centers around the world, has expanded its worldwide distribution to more than 2000 theaters in 71 countries this season and has sold more than 22 million tickets since its inception in 2006.
La Traviata was the seventh of ten live transmissions to be shown this season. The next transmission will be Idomeneo, Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece, on Saturday, March 25, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine.