CCM’s Electronic Media Division presents Performing Arts/Digital Future, a panel of opera production and marketing experts gathered to examine the impact of the Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcasts in movie theatres across the country. This event is free and open to the general public and will take place on Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in Mary Emery Hall, room 3250.

When the Metropolitan Opera began streaming operas from live performances to movie theaters in their 2006-2007 season, they opened the doors for an entirely new performance experience. This season’s Live in HD broadcasts include 12 operas, spanning from Das Rheingold from Wagner’s Ring Cycle to Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and reaching more than 40 countries worldwide. This groundbreaking new use of technology has already inspired other performing arts to instigate live HD broadcasts, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bolshoi Ballet and Berliner Philharmoniker.

The long-term effects of this technology nationwide and in the Cincinnati area remain to be seen, as more and more performing arts organizations investigate the use of HD broadcasts for their own performances. Hear the opinions of these local and national opera experts in a panel setting at CCM E-Media’s Performing Arts/Digital Future.

Panelists include:

  • Marc Scorca, President and CEO, OPERA America
  • Patricia Beggs, General Director/CEO, Cincinnati Opera
  • Marcus Kuchle, Director of Artistic Operations, Cincinnati Opera
  • Robin Guarino, CCM Opera Department Chair and opera director
  • Marjorie Fox, CCM Electronic Media Division Head, moderator

This panel will be taped for broadcast on CET’s Digital Arts channel on several dates starting in late April.

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