06 September 2006

Nessun dorma

For an art form that rests on centuries of repertoire and well-established tradition, the recent march by the Met (read: Gelb) towards new digital media is nothing short of revolutionary. Sieglinde, just emerging from summer slumber, can't keep up. (She can't even keep track of her tickets.) Here's a list of links; comments and thoughts to follow later this week (or next).

Met reaches groundbreaking agreements with unions and develops range of media partnerships [Met press release]
Met to broadcast live operas into movie theathers [NYT]
La Cieca: Tech talk [parterre.com]
Met announces plan to simulcast opera [AP]