11 Aug 2011

Backstage at the Met - Episode 2

From Appointment, 7:00 pm on 11 August 2011

Technology is the focus of the final of Paul Bushnell's two-part series exploring how New York's Metropolitan Opera works. His backstage interviews touch on radio - including an interview with Margaret Juntwait, the entertaining host of the Saturday matinee broadcasts - but focus on the new highly-successful Live in HD relay which transmits those performances to a global audience of hundreds of thousands of viewers. The singer Renée Fleming also talks about her role as a TV host in a programme which surveys the première of Die Walküre, the second instalment in the new Ring Cycle which premièred at the Met at Easter.

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