We were lucky enough to have Mark Schubin do a presentation of his complete “Fandom of the Opera” for our March In Person event. (Eat your heart out, Andrew Lloyd Webber.)
Mark is well known in professional video and audio circles as a writer, presenter and commentator, who can discuss the most difficult technical matters in plain language that is still amazingly precise technically. He’s also a multiple-Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Fellow. Mark is also a polymath who has, as one bio notes, “shot for the Rolling Stones, lit Luciano Pavarotti, mixed Stevie Wonder, hooked up the TV in Eric Clapton’s bedroom, and performed forensic analysis for the Woody Allen/Mia Farrow child-custody battle.”
While he continues as the Engineer-in-charge of both PBS’ Great Performances and the Metropolitan Opera, Mark is also a serious student of opera history, especially its surprising place in the development of modern media technology and presentation. In this four part series, Mark shows us the history of opera media making from its beginnings through to today. It’s a unique tour.