from the Metaverse TV Press
As far as we can tell, this is the first Global Lecture on Zarzuela to be presented, available in all countries in the virtual world of Second Life, but also streamed live (thence available to watch at leisure) on the Metaverse TV website.
The composers represented in this hour-long lecture by recorded excerpts from their most popular zarzuelas include Hildalgo from the 17th century; Chueca, Barbieri, Fernández Caballero, Chapí and Bretón from the 19th century repertoire; and Lleó, Serrano, Vives, Alonso and Sorozábal from the 20th.
The presenter within Second Life is Harumi Whiteberry, better-known perhaps in his First Life incarnation, as Christopher Webber, London Editor of zarzuela.net, and a leading English-language authority on Spanish lyric theatre. Harumi will be making his live-talk debut on Sunday 28th February at 3pm Pacific Time (that's midnight European and 11pm British Standard Time) but is looking forward tremendously to the privileged challenge of presenting this marvellous music, being heard for the first time globally, in Second Life for Metaverse TV.
© Dousa Dragonash, 2010