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Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Articles, new articles | 0 comments

Lights, Camera, Action: Opera and/on the Big Screen

Lights, Camera, Action: Opera and/on the Big Screen

by Melissa Wimbish

It’s dificil to compare the social aspect of opera’s roots to anything we have going on in our modern world.

Wouldn’t it be trite to say that a night at the opera in Mozart’s time is equivalent to our going to a movie? Pfff… More like a movie slash raging house party and everyone is buzzed or having sex at intermission.¬†Maybe. Either way, the question remains: Why are opera companies all around us closing their doors due to lack of funds while blockbuster films continue to make more money than Davey Crockett?

This month, we zero in on opera and the big screen. How do efforts such as the Met’s Live in HD¬†influence opera’s reputation? What films have included operatic nods and/or cameos? Should the opera industry’s business model take a lesson or two from Hollywood in order to win stronger favor with the public?

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Peace and love, Operagasm

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