04/06/2012 07:23 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

(Video) The Metropolitan Opera Now Streaming 400 Performances on the iPad

The Metropolitan Opera, which has been streaming performances on demand on the Web since 2008, recently released an iPad App featuring the institution's nearly 400 full-length operas and hundreds of audio recordings.

The App has been created with Brightcove, using its App Cloud platform, says the Met's Justin Fuhs in this interview. 

The App has a monthly subscription of $14.99.  It does not work on the iPhone and there is no Android App. 

The opera company is providing a limited number of performances for download via iTunes, but that number will grow, he says in this interview.  It has begun to publish a number of short-form videos on the company's Web site.

We visited the Met for this interview with Fuhs.

You can find an indepth review of the new App on NPR

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