The Metropolitan opera was founded by a few New York millionaires, back in 1880 and ever since its creation it has proved to be among the world's most ambitious operas, attracting the best performers and presenting the finest repertoire to its audience. Opera launched High Definition transmissions of their operas in December 2006. The practice became very popular, gaining a total of almost one million attendees worldwide in its second season. In October 2010, Egypt joined the international network of Met Opera live transmissions. Three operas have already been screened at the Opera House Small Hall: Wagner’s Das Rheinngold (9 October), Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov (23 October) and Donizetti's Don Pasquale (13 November) and were received with great appreciation amongst the Egyptian audience.
Don Carlo, the fourth Met Opera event transmitted in Egypt, is a five-act opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a French language libretto by Camille du Locle and Joseph Méry, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infante of Spain by Friedrich Schiller.
On 11 December Don Carlo promises to be an equally wonderful evening. Puccini's La Fanciulla del West will be transmitted next, on 8 January 2011.