Opera in the Media Age: Essays on Art, Technology and by Paul Fryer

By Paul Fryer

This selection of essays explores the connection among opera and the advance of media know-how from the past due nineteenth to the early twenty first century. Taking a world standpoint, the contributing authors, every one with large adventure as students or practitioners of the paintings, hide quite a few themes together with audio, video and picture recording, modern serious responses, renowned and "high forehead" tradition, reside and recorded functionality, lighting fixtures and function know-how, media advertising and advertisements.

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In its first few years, the magazine subsisted on a healthy mix of gossip and more serious content, but unlike its more scholarly and longestablished rival, Opera, it very obviously targeted not only the popular market, but the more affluent section of that market. Although the magazine adopted a popular stance, it was hardly egalitarian in its composition, as a glossy format publication which clearly signaled to the prospective reader that opera was a glamorous pursuit. This is clearly supported by the nature of the advertising, which appeared from the earliest issues: This included companies such as Christies, Mercedes Benz, General Motors, Yamaha, Jaeger and Le Coultre watches.

For the marketing men, responsible for sustaining high-profile public interest, opera could not have been more popular and, at least as a marketing tool, audiences enabled that popularity to flourish in a much wider arena than ever before. Business had certainly benefitted from the image and concept of opera, but there is little evidence of a two-way traffic of benefits. What then has opera as a business, characterized through advertising, contributed to the future of opera as an art-form? Returning to the sentiments expressed in the opening paragraphs of this essay, one might be tempted to say, very little.

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