Support opera films
Those of us who have enjoyed the film seasons of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD owe a huge word of thanks to Peter Smith at Starlight Cinema Centre for bringing this to Taupō. Unfortunately often when I attend there may only be five or six in the audience. It costs a great deal to secure these films and I wonder how many Taupō people even know it is available. This is worldclass opera without having to travel to New York to experience the magic. Fantastic costumes and sets, a complete visual feast. Due to losses on several screenings we were in danger of losing access but I understand that, thanks to the generosity of a local sponsor, screenings will continue starting in November as usual. My thanks to both Peter and our benefactor. Come on Taupō, support them both. These are the good guys.