Recent Posts tagged with Opera

Let's Go Mets!

  As this is being written, the New York Mets are still contenders for the 2015 baseball championship. They won in 1969 and 1986 after having the worst record in 162-game major-league-season history when they first took the field. When […]  More

Baseball & Opera? Opera & Baseball?

Recorded Wednesday, October 29, 2014. A free event for National Opera Week 2014 at GoingGoingGoneSports Gallery at the Atrium at Citigroup Center in New York City (with special thanks to Boston Properties and WorldStage). Babe Ruth sang in opera houses.  […]  More

Opera Was Alive and Well in NYC in 2013

As some of you might recall, I like to promote the idea that New York City is one of the great opera capitals of the world. In August, I had the idea of listing every opera performed in New York […]  More

"No opera, no X-rays!"

The headline above was as surprising to me as it might be to you. Here’s the story. The first published information about x-rays, Wilhelm Röntgen’s “Über eine neue Art von Strahlen” (“About a new kind of rays”), was submitted on December […]  More

A Baseball-Opera Chronology

  “Who Would Doubt That I’m A Man,” sheet music for a baseball song from an 1895 opera I often write about the history of media technology. So why is this post about the joint history of baseball and opera? […]  More

April 27, 2012 (Update) – "The Fandom of the Opera," NYU-Polytechnic Institute, Pfizer Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY (collateral added April 26/May 23)

Update: Now contains video of presentation. April 27, 2012, 10:45 am “The Fandom of the Opera” Morawetz Distinguished Science Lecture NYU-Polytechnic Institute, Pfizer Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY   Collateral for this lecture: Poly_Fandom_Slides (PDF, 10.3MB) Poly_Fandom_Handout (PDF, 2.2MB) Poly_Fandom_Notes (PDF, 23KB) […]  More

Headphones, History, & Hysteria

Headphones are an integral part of modern media production and distribution. So, who invented them? Here’s one theory: “The first stereo headphones were invented in 1958 by John C. Koss….” That statement may be found at this web site: […]  More

SMPTE PDA on Media Technology & Opera

SMPTE’s Professional Development Academy will be conducting a webinar on media technology & opera on February 11.  Why? “Stereo sound and electronic home entertainment are two technologies invented for opera. Arguably, broadcasting, location recording, movies, and possibly even the telephone […]  More