Front row seats to live shows at the Metropolitan Opera? In Ithaca? You bet.
As an opera lover, one of my favorite Ithaca activities is catching live Met shows via simulcast at our local Ithaca Regal movie theater. Its not quite like the real thing… sometimes its better! Every seat in the house is a good one, the sound is excellent, and I can nosh on popcorn while I watch!
If you also enjoy an evening with Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, or Bizet then plan an evening at the movies during your stay in Ithaca. Coming up next are Le Nozzi di Figaro in October, and Carmen in November.
Here is an older but good article on the pros and cons of simulcast Opera vs. the real thing: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/arts/music/15waki.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0