Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Met HD on DVD

The Met issued a press release today announcing the upcoming release of some of their live HD performances that will be broadcast to movie theatres next season. Hansel and Gretel (in English), Macbeth, Peter Grimes, Manon Lescaut (with Karita Mattila), and La Bohème will be released by EMI. Tristan, Roméo et Juliette (with Anna Netrebko), and La Fille du Régiment are the ones next season not currently on the list but it sounds like they'll come out one way or another.

I hope they're able to release the broadcasts from this past season. Liz and I were able to go to all of them except The Magic Flute (abidged and in English? No thanks) and The First Emperor. I recorded them all but Magic Flute on the PVR as they were shown on PBS so it looks like the effort to move them to computer will be worthwhile since proper release could be months or years away. Frickin' Shaw disables the USB ports on the PVR boxes so I'll have to plug the PVR into my Hauppauge TV tuner card which has flaky software and blah blah blah.

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