It is (almost) just like being there: Live from the Met
I am posting this extra early since these live transmissions of operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York tend to be popular and get sold out early. In this case, it is the premiere of Thomas Adès new opera The Exterminating Angel. Read more and get tickets via the link given above, and read a review of the performance at the Royal Opera House in London earlier this year: Protected content .
Please note that given the ever-increasing number of no-shows (and the bad quality or even non-existence of profile photos :-)), I am not going to look for anybody or wait around in any particular place for anybody unless I have had prior confirmation (in addition to the signing up) that a person or persons are actually going to be there.