Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I subscribe to The Opera Critic Newsletter which provides a superb international look at recent, current and forthcoming opera productions around the word, and which somewhat surprisingly is published right here in Auckland by the versatile Michael Sinclair.
If opera interests you at all do be sure to visit The Opera Critic website via this link.
I enjoyed his EDITOR'S NOTES in the latest newsletter which arrived on my computer an hour ago.

If popcorn and opera seem like an odd combination then think again. Opera at the movies is becoming extremely popular!
The Met began this trend last year and, given the success of this new venture, it will triple the number of cinemas that it beams into during the 2007/08 season presenting a total of eight operas.
Both La Scala and Glyndebourne have quickly jumped on the bandwagon. La Scala plans seven operas this season, beginning with Aida in December (see ad below), while Glyndebourne continues its cinematic offerings with Giulio Cesare in December.
So hopefully your favourite opera will be at a cinema near you!

Michael Sinclair

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