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Met celebrates 125th anniversary with ”special” opera

There will be a special performance at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on September 22nd to celebrate the company”s 125th anniversary.

However, it will not only be audience members in the prestigious Big Apple venue that will be able to watch Act II of Verdi”s La Traviata unfold on the opening gala night.

Some 600 movie theatre audiences around the country will also be able to watch the performance in high-definition as part of The Met: Live in HD season.

Nearly one million people tuned in to watch last year”s 225 performances that were broadcast to theatres throughout the US, which will be shown in digital 3D this year.

The Metropolitan Opera House will also be hosting a tribute to Luciano Pavarotti on September 18th, which has free tickets available for those quick enough to apply.

Pavarotti, who died on September 6th last year, made his debut at the New York venue in 1968 with a performance as Rodolfo in La Boheme.

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