Metropolitan Opera donations up 50 percent

October 11, 2011 5:19:09 AM PDT
The Metropolitan Opera says it raised $182 million in its last fiscal year, up 50 percent over what it raised the previous year.

The Met also said it balanced its budget, partly because of income from its high-definition movie theater shows.

The opera did see a decline in ticket sales and is carrying $41 million in debt.