SOF Digital Discussion: Media and the Arts: The Metropolitan Opera in the Digital Space

August 6, 2020  • Society of Fellows

This SOF Digital Discussion features Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, in conversation with Wynton Marsalis, musician, educator, and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Artistic performances shared over the internet have provided great solace to people since stay-at-home orders were implemented across the world earlier this year. Guided by Marsalis, Gelb delves into the future of the performing arts in the digital space, the Metropolitan Opera’s 15-year history of inhabiting this realm, and the precedent this sets for the future of the Met and other prominent institutions to maintain an online presence.