Met Breaking Box Office Records!
The Metropolitan Opera set a new record for opening day at the box office when single tickets for the 2010-11 season went on sale to the public yesterday. Total sales reached $2,653,676 (24,087 tickets) as compared to $2,505,793 (23,766 tickets) on the equivalent day last season, which was the previous record.
The company’s 33-week season opens on September 27 with a new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, conducted by James Levine, and directed by Robert Lepage. It is the first installment in the much-anticipated new staging by Lepage of the great four-part epic, Der Ring des Nibelungen. Sales for Das Rheingold were particularly strong yesterday with many performances already sold out by the end of the day.
Read on at Broadway World.