[Et tu, David?]David Gockley, general director of the San Francisco Opera, sat in a movie theatre and watched a live broadcast of Puccini's "Il Trittico" from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
"I sent an e-mail to Peter Gelb," he said a few weeks later. "I said, 'I respond to this better than actually being in a live theatre because the sound is so good, the camera work is so good and it focuses you on the essence of what makes performances great.' "