For Episode 10, the “Cancellitis” edition, we welcome back opera journalist Joseph So as well as Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding. Joining us for the first time is Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management. Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager is your host.
Recently, Antonio Pappano, Music Director of Royal Opera in London, made some controversial statements regarding the high number of cancellations among the current crop of opera stars, which inspired a flurry of high-profile commentary on various classical music blogs like Norman Lebrecht's Slipped Disc. Our panel gives their take on “Cancelgate” as well as the myriad of other issues facing the opera world that the discussion brought to the forefront. (At 02:08) We also analyze the COC and Metropolitan Opera's new co-production of Parsifal, both from an HD, and live point of view (at 21:45) and finally, deal with the Met's General Director Peter Gelb’s assertion that the HD transmissions are “cannibalizing” his own live audience. (At 30:15)
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001