A version of the following article was published in the Jan/Feb 2007 edition of Inside Arts Magazine. The topic? What will my job be like 50 years from now?
When the New York Times announced earlier this fall that the Metropolitan Opera would begin broadcasting live performances in movie theaters in North America and Europe, it was curious to note that this was not the first time the Met had used such a strategy for reaching audiences. In 1952, approximately 70,000 people in 27 cities saw Carmen in movie theaters.