Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Who Will Be The Next Pavarotti?
No one, of course. But USA Today discusses the possible successors to the King of the High Cs and the much lower profile of classical music in the media today compared to the Eighties. They must not be paying attention to New York City, where the Met's season opener was a lavish, star-studded affair that included thousands of people sitting in Times Square watching opening night on huge monitors. Classical music can keep crossing over if it emphasizes what is special about it and makes their performances an event, rather than trying to dumb it down and cater to people who would never go in the first place.