by Clair Brothers | Booth: 5-X122
Built for opera in 1908 by Oscar Hammerstein and now grandly refurbished, the revamped Met welcomes visitors with a spacious lobby and surprisingly intimate showroom feel. Thank the gracefully curved wrap-around balconies and boxes, elevated rear orchestra section and gently sloped upper decks that offer a comfortable view even from the last row.
The room’s already-superior acoustics are enhanced by a state-of-the-art Clair Brothers C12 sound system that offers pleasing, echo-free and well-balanced sound from all quarters of the building; enhanced with subwoofers, audio is a bit warmer and bassier in the front orchestra zone, while a tad sharper and more articulated in the balconies.
The Met’s ace-in-the-hole for attracting big name talent is its unusually large stage, which measures 94 feet across, 65 feet deep, 80 feet high and rivals the massive dimensions of New York’s Radio City Music Hall and Metropolitan Opera House.