Saturday, December 17, 2005

75th Metropolitan Opera Broadcast Season...and all the rest

It's been a very busy week here in the land of streaming opera. It always is the week before the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts begin again.

For us, the changeover on the operacast site can seem overwhelming. We still aren't quite finished, so please be patient. And if you are aware of a station that is streaming these broadcasts that we do not currently list, please let us know about it. We are grateful that this year the Met finally got around to updating the list of stations in their network (a task that had been neglected once they lost Chevron/Texaco's support), even though it appears to mean that there are several new stations that we will be vetting and then adding to our Met listings in the next few days.

It seems that even fewer stations than in the past have decided to stick with the NPR World of Opera this year. The NPR website is not very useful for finding out which stations are broadcasting this program.

If I get a second wind I may post further highlights for this Saturday, but probably not....

Happy listening,


At 12/26/2005 9:50 PM, Blogger Old Salt said...

The Metropolitian Opera is missing a huge opportunity to reach a new (younger) generaition of listeners (and potential donors) by not piggy backing on the movie Rent, and the new movie Tristan and Isolde.

Millions of people will spend even more millions of dollars to go and watch these movies, and some of them just might think "wow, I really enjoyed that, now what."

Like most peers my age (under 25) will not go and picks up "Scenes de La Vie Boheme" -if you could even find it, they might go and see a free performance in central park--especially if you can bring wine and beer!

Here's the message, and someone please pass it on to someone even more important:

Mr. Met Opera,

Opera is not an easily accesible art form to many people. By packaging it as the pure foundation of modern day movies, a whole new class of people will become aware of the Mecca, that we have right here in New York.


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