Friday, January 19, 2007

Turned Away

I'd intended to blog about the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Tan Dun's "The First Emperor" at Tinseltown — but alas, Saturday's broadcast was sold out, and Lauren and I were turned away at the door.

On one level, that was irritating, because I really wanted to see the opera (the Met isn't exactly known for producing world premiers) and because we had to overcome a lot of psychological inertia just to get out of the house voluntarily when the temperature was nine degrees. But it was also gratifying to know such an event, with a completely unknown opera, could sell out here, even in one of Tinseltown's smaller theaters.

We've learned our lesson: Next time we buy tickets in advance.

The December 30 broadcast of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" also sold out at Tinseltown, and at enough other locations around the world that the performance will be re-broadcast at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd. However, from the listing of theaters here, it doesn't appear Tinseltown is taking part in this broadcast. The only Colorado theater listed is Colorado Mills Stadium 16 at 14500 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 600, in Lakewood.


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