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

Andy Plesser