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Subject: Free National Opera Week talk in NYC on Opera & TV (Nov. 4)
From: Mark Schubin <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:01:49 -0400
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If you're in midtown Manhattan on Friday, November 4 and are available
at lunchtime, consider a free National Opera Week talk on opera and
television at All Mobile Video (which supplies the technical
facilities for The Met: Live in HD), 221 West 26th Street.

The Metropolitan Opera's first live transmission to movie theaters was
in 1952; the idea first appeared in print in 1877, making this the
140th year since opera met television. Thomas Edison proposed color TV
for opera in 1891. A 1925 book on television described the circuitry
necessary "so that an entire opera in both action and music may be
received." The first television program with an original script
(broadcast in 1931) was an operetta. U.S. commercial television
networks commissioned 30 operas by the likes of Menotti and
Stravinsky. The Vienna State Opera won a technology award for its work
on ultra-high-definition television. Neutrino communications and
quantum entanglement have been discussed in the service of opera on
television.

Come and be amazed!

More info here:
http://www.schubincafe.com/2016/09/13/television-and-opera/

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