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"Classic moments" N°68: Alcohol, homophobia and social networks, the opera singer facing the challenge of 2.0


From the phonogram to Instagram, our lyrical stars have adapted somehow to society. Not always for the better, as René Pape has proven in recent days.

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A question torments me on the road to festivals: social networks, of which many musicians have been telling us like a litany, for a quarter of a century, that they have become

"the sinews of war"

, and are part of these communication tools that everyone must seize to participate in the renewal of audiences, are they really a progress for the classical world?

There was a time when artists had the assurance that the trace they would leave in the history of music was measured by the testimonies of their interpretations, offered to the microgrooves of the phonogram.

From now on, they must rely on the imprint that their outpourings will leave on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Many claim this (omni)presence on social networks as a necessity made law.

That of establishing a more direct contact with their community of fans.

To free oneself from the weight of criticism by confronting more directly the opinion of a very broad…

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Source: lefigaro

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