More Catholic Than the Pope? Europeanisation, Industrial Policy and Transnationalised Capitalism in Eastern Europe – Journal of European Public Policy – article

More Catholic Than the Pope? Europeanisation, Industrial Policy and Transnationalised Capitalism in Eastern Europe

Visnja Vukov | Journal of European Public Policy

2019-10-23

Let me start with a seeming paradox. Beginning in December 2006, the rise of “Live in HD” broadcasts from New York’s Metropolitan Opera (and, soon thereafter, other major houses) has made some commentators worry, once again, about the survival of opera. As New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini paradigmatically argued in 2013, broadcasts into the cinema offer a fundamentally different experience from prior forms of operatic remediation because of the former’s combination of audiovisual immersion and communal—even live—viewing. Thus, Tommasini feared, not only might HD broadcasts lure audiences away from the opera house, but they also blur a sense of “what the real thing is.”1 The cinema is cast as opera’s…

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