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A night at the New York Metropolitan Opera | 60 Minutes Archive

34 thoughts on “A night at the New York Metropolitan Opera | 60 Minutes Archive

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  2. I'm glad Gelb's gamble seems to be paying off. Although traditional representations will always have their place, he is absolutely right that opera needs to reclaim the wider audience it had in times past. Bravo!

  3. 60 Minutes — more of these, please! Love the behind the scenes of such a big project, showing the process and the triumph. I hear The Met is doing The Hours later this year as a new opera… maybe that can be followed?

  4. Thanks for highlighting the Met, and opera in general. I’ve been enjoying opera since high school and it is a magnificent art form that I hope can become more accessible to everyone

  5. It would be a good follow-up to talk to them now and see how those changes have been accepted/rejected/etc. with an update over the Covid period. There has been a lot of changes at the Met since this report that might be interesting to report on.

  6. Today's opera surpasses the earlier opera in all aspects apart from three things: GREAT SINGERS like Domingo or Pavarotti, Price or Sutherland, GREAT CONDUCTORS like Abbado or Levine, Mehta or Kleiber and GREAT DIRECTORS like Zeffirelli or Ponnelle, Copley or Schenk.

  7. Thank you, CBS, for releasing this segment. Bob Simon, one of the great journalists, who I’m sure so many of us miss. The Metropolitan, one of the great, important arts venues in the entire world. How many places can you say that about? A handful. I hope the art form never dies. It must be protected. We have to keep getting younger generations through the doors. Thanks for lifting my spirits. Badly needed.

  8. I wish the fact that in an opera house, electronic amplification is rarely used, could have been made. The uninitiated may not understand what the human voice is capable of.

  9. a friend and I were lucky enough to go to the metropolitan opera many times. he always said it was "the best show in town". and if you got a ticket up in the family circle the best deal in town. for $24 you could see the biggest star singers of the day, in the most lavish productions, that incredible chorus, and that phenomenal orchestra! $24 bucks! you can't really see a movie in New York City that cheaply nowadays. for several years I was a subscriber to the met and had season tickets. the metropolitan opera is one of the great cultural institutions of the world. I feel blessed to have seen many incredible performances at the met. my friend was right-it is "the best show in town."

  10. I love intelligent modern productions of operas though I also appreciate spectacular traditional interpretations.Modern productions allow the singers to be much better actors whereas ornate but bulky costumes weigh the singers down and greatly hinder movement.I have seen productions on video where singers sing while lying down and even while almost upside down.I have one video of Handel's opera "Hercules" where the people are wearing jeans and Hercules eats an apple on stage and the whole thing is enthralling and fantastic!

  11. The Met Opera is on fire! The productions are extraordinary! Tickets are at all kinds of prices including standing room in the orchestra, rush tickets, etc. 60 Minutes should next cover the amazing and wide ranging fashion scene from the audience. So fun. Thank you 60 Minutes for re-posting.

  12. I became a convert over 20 years ago when I saw my first Opera, Aida at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA. I have now seen over two dozen performances at the Met and a few at the Vienna State Opera and La Scala. No artistic medium can move you like a live performance at the Opera. It's not uncommon to see the audience weeping or screaming in joy. Life wouldn't be worth living without Opera. Thank God for the Met!!!

  13. Love the Met…seems like they left out reporting on Gelb being under fire for his handling of Covid……I rarely get a chance to go to the Met in person–but grew up listening on Saturdays to the Texaco Met Broadcasts, watching the broadcasts on PBS, etc. Love the art form–and have mixed feelings sometimes about some of the "modern" productions–some work, some are terrible (but that can also be said of traditional ones.).

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