Fandom of the Opera at Adams State College March 4

(02-24-2010)

Do you listen to music in stereo? Thank opera. Enjoy electronic entertainment at home? Thank opera, again. Those aren't the only technologies made possible by opera. Arguably, broadcasting, movies, newscasts, and even the telephone might have been invented to serve the audience for that more-than-400-year-old art form, what might be called The Fandom of the Opera. But opera is by no means a dead art form or an obscure one restricted to the elite.

Janis Joplin, Marilyn Manson, Doc Watson, and The Doors all performed opera music as have other artists ranging from Art Blakey to The Zombies. There are operas set in Colorado. And today opera is delivered over the Internet and live into movie theaters, even in 3-D.

Join Emmy-award winner Mark Schubin, engineer-in-charge of the Metropolitan Opera's media department, for an irreverent and informative look at the history, present, and possible future of opera and the media at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, on the Adams State College Theatre Main Stage.

Opera in Antarctica? Opera on TV in 1882? Pele becoming a soccer star thanks to opera? Come and be amazed and amused.

The event is free and open to the public.

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