26 May 2007

Hit by pitch

He thinks it's better to see an opera on the big screen than live. David Gockley's answer Peter Gelb's popcorn and soda? Peanuts and cracker jacks:

San Francisco Opera will simulcast Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Samson and Delilah” (the Biblical story taking place in Gaza and the Vale of Sorek) to the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park. No double-header, the live telecast, featuring Clifton Forbis as Samson and Olga Borodina as Delilah, will take place in the ballpark beginning at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28.

Gockley said he's "very excited" about expanding the simulcasts. "I'm so happy to say we're moving ahead with this," he said. "We started a year ago, prior to the Met's broadcasts. They have really jumped out in a major way, and I don't know if we can keep pace step by step, but we're certainly going to try to find our niche."