They do things bigger in Texas. The Royal Opera's Big Screens may attract hundreds, even thousands of spectators, but the Dallas Opera managed to pull an estimated 33,000 for their free screening of The Magic Flute in the Dallas Cowboys stadium. While the opera played live in the Winspear Opera House it was simulcast to the world's largest TV screen at the football palace in Arlington.
Of course the free tickets had something to do with the numbers attending, but the comfortable seating, clear sightlines and handy seat-back beverage holders may well have sealed the deal. I understand even hot dogs were welcome. Does the future of opera come with mustard on top?