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Opera and Media Technology: A Resource Guide

Databases and Journal Articles

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

The following citations are included as examples of articles on the topic—they also demonstrate the wide range of approaches to the subject of opera and media technology.

  • Armatage, Kay. Cinematic Operatics: Barbara Willis Sweete Directs Metropolitan Opera HD Transmissions. University of Toronto Quarterly, Fall 2012, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p 909-927.
  • Heyer, Paul. Live from the Met: Digital Broadcast Cinema, Medium Theory, and Opera for the Masses. Canadian Journal of Communication,2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p591-604. 14p.
  • Kennicott, Philip. Future Perfect.Opera News, Aug. 2012, vol. 77, issue 2, p. 12-13.
  • Kumagai, Jean. Mark Schubin: Nights at the Opera. IEEE Spectrum; February 2008, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p43-44, 2p
  • McPherson, Jim. Before the Met: The Pioneer Days of Radio Opera.Opera Quarterly,,v. 16, nos. 1-3, 2000.
  • Scott, Lee. Creating opera for mobile media: artistic opportunities and technical limitations. 2017 14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks & 2017 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology & 2017 Third International Symposium of Creative Computing (ISPAN-FCST-ISCC)
  • Schubin, Mark. What’s Opera? Selling Out Cinemas Worldwide with HD. Videography, v. 32, no. 1, April 2007: 12-20.
  • Wakin, Daniel. Live from the Met, Puccini with extra punch. New york Times, 9/26/2006, vol. 156, B1-B4.
  • Wedel, Michael. Messter’s ‘Silent’ Heirs: Sync Systems of the German Music Film 1914- 1929. Film history, v. 11, no. 4, 1999: 464-476.