The Metropolitan Opera's 2023–24 Live in HD season continues with the live transmission of Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas, the first Spanish-language opera to be performed at the Met in nearly a century, on Saturday, December 9, at 12:55PM ET. This is also the first opera by a Mexican composer to be presented by the company. With a majority Latinx cast led by celebrated Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez, the premiere of Florencia marks an unprecedented Latin American cultural and art
2023 has marked a trailblazing year for movie attendance, from the summer "Barbenheimer" hype and Taylor Swift's Eras Tour and Beyoncé's Renaissance concert films. Macquarie Group Senior Analyst Chad Beynon explains that while box office profits are on course for notable year-over-year gains, expected to reach $2 billion in the fourth-quarter, returns are not yet back to pre-pandemic levels. Beynon joins Yahoo Finance Live to share his outlook on movie theater operators AMC Entertainment (AMC) and Cinemark (CNK), and theater experience and projection company IMAX (IMAX), while commenting on the impact of the Hollywood strikes. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
Following the success of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour concert film, movie theaters are looking to repeat those box office figures through Beyonce's upcoming Renaissance concert film. Movie theaters are having a tough time getting movie fans into seats while competing with streaming content, especially after disappointing Thanksgiving weekend sales. Box Office Pro Chief Analyst Shawn Robbins joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the ways movie theaters are learning to pivot and lean into certain strategies, such as creating events and experiences through these concert films, to assuage changing consumer wants. "Eventizing things like that is partly attributable to the memberships, to the rewards programs, to being able to pay $25 a month and having access to go see at least one or two movies a week," Robbins says. "It's things like that the industry is really starting to embrace and I think is going to be a big part of their future..." Click here to watch the full interview on the Yahoo Finance YouTube page or you can watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live here.