Opera is dead. Really?
On the Washington Post’s “Wonkblog” (now there’s a word that should have never been born), Christopher Ingraham posits that opera is dead, based on an analysis of works produced by the Metropolitan Opera that shows that the Met rarely performs operas created in the past 50 years. He asserts that ” opera ceased to exist as a contemporary art form roughly around 1970″.
You can read the whole thing here: http://wapo.st/1xtoFNo
Decide for yourself.