An orchestra ticket at the Met, I understand, is $425. For $22 you're treated to a close up of the performers, something you'd never get in live theater. During the intermission, leads were interviewed and the cameras followed the set and light changes.

My one concern was the sound. The quality of the sound was good, but it only came from the front. With our sophisticated movie theaters today, I think the sound quality could have been improved. This may not be technically possible for a live performance.