Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Metropolitan Opera And Classical Vocal Music Come To 100 Million Satellite Radios And I-Pods

"Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Wednesday said it will launch a channel programmed primarily by New York's Metropolitan Opera, which will feature live and archived broadcasts.

Terms were not disclosed, but Sirius said it was a multiyear deal. The channel debuts on September 25, and will replace Sirius' current "Classical Voices" channel.

Sirius and rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. are seeking to woo consumers to their pay-radio services, which cost about $13 a month. XM's channels include "VOX," which showcases vocal classical music selections.

Sirius said: "This is a significant step in our plans to use digital technology to relay our extraordinary content," said Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera." ...

Reuters "Sirius to launch Metropolitan Opera channel" Yahoo!News September 20, 2006

Metropolitan Opera (24-hour Classical Music Internet Radio, including one complete opera broadcast every day.)

A scene from a rehearsal for the world premiere of the contemporary opera 'Sophie's Choice', concerning the European/Jewish Holocaust and its emotional impact on lives in America. The opera is based upon the novel by William Styron.

For those with eyes as well as ears, Nicholas Maw's 'Sophie's Choice' receives its North American premiere at the Washington National Opera on September 21, 2006

Photo credit: With thanks.


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