Friday, September 19, 2008

from Covent Garden, free opera on the Web

This past summer, the Bayreuth Festival offered a full-length performance on the Web at a price that some considered extortionate (49 euros--$77). Today, the New York Times reported the following: "The Royal Opera House in London will present a full-length opera online for the first time beginning Oct. 5, when audiences will be able to log on to the company’s Web site and watch a performance of Mozart’s 'Don Giovanni.'” Click here for more.

One can but contemplate the implications.

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