Scotching the Rumor

by Suzanne Calvin

No, Virginia, there is no “Moby-Claus.”
I’ve seen a rumor circulating among opera aficionados on the internet that the October 12th WRR “Dallas Opera Encore Performances” broadcast of the world premiere production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK will be streamed, simultaneously, like much of the station’s programming. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but, contractural obligations prohibit us from allowing WRR to stream the new work, as that would--technically speaking--legally constitute an additional (prohibited) broadcast.

Perhaps someday all these internet issues will be simplified, making the all-important music and performances more readily available to eager audiences--like yourselves.

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

(Photo by Karen Almond for the Dallas Opera, reprinted in “Opera Today”)

2 Responses to Scotching the Rumor

Sue Harrison says: September 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm

No streaming Moby-Dick? Opera lovers worldwide had this on their calendar. People are eager to hear our performance years before their next opportunity comes around, if ever.

Please do re-broadcast in the future as soon as the rights become available.