The World’s Most Expensive Operas, Free

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different performance each night from its library of award-winning “Live in HD” series.  The Met will debut a new streaming opera at 6:30PM EST, available for 20 hours free – so you could see how starting your day with Wagner’s Flight of the Valkyries feels like on Thursday, March 26. 

The Met spends about $200 Million dollars annually on opera performances, or roughly $1 million per show.  

If you’re looking to crank the opulence to 11, check out this rendition of Puccini’s Turandot on the steps of the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, featuring a cast of a thousand (including Pavarotti) and a $15 million-dollar price tag

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