Almost perfect A clean and easy to use app for tracking the Arena's current season and ordering tickets. The splash screen showing the Arena by night disappears after a few seconds and a menu with 'Calendar', 'Shows', 'Seating Plan', 'Ticket Booking' and 'Contacts' appears. There is the option to toggle between Italian, English or German at the upper left and an 'Update' button. Each screen loads quickly with relatively large font sizes and a nice blue background. The app has little ads from UniCredit, one of the Arena's sponsors. The seating plan map can be downloaded and viewed to show the seat numbers in detail (the page for downloading the plan and the plan itself are only in Italian.) The season schedules can be filtered by 'All' shows, by 'Dates' or by 'Shows'. There is a link back to the 'homepage' on most pages. The shows for 2012 run from June to September and include Aida, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Romeo et Juliette, Tosca, Turandot. This is a great example for other event app designers to imitate. It would be nice if the email listing had a link to the email app on my tablet and a link to the navigation app and a link to local weather since it's an open theatre. I use it on a Sony tablet.
Italian only... When booking tickets the language changes to Italian only. I am ok with operas being sung in Italian, but why can't I use another language when booking tickets? Useless for me.
Added new features:
- new layout
- improved sections "Calendar", "Shows", "Ticket booking"
- added trailer for the opera
- "News" section added
500+ Met performances: Live in HD videos, classic telecasts, & radio broadcasts