Monday, February 22, 2016

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

The Same Four Operas Are Performed Over And Over

FiveThirtyEight: The Metropolitan Opera announced its 2016-17 schedule this week, and it still can’t quit its old standbys. Just three days into its new season, which starts in September,1 the Met will have already returned to its most-performed work:2 Puccini’s “La Bohème.” About a month after that, Verdi’s ”Aida” will take the stage. Two-and-a-half months after that: Bizet’s “Carmen.” The three most-performed works in Metropolitan Opera history will all appear next season, as is so often the case.

New Research Shows That Women Get Less Credit When Working In Teams

Fast Company | Business + Innovation: Teamwork makes the dream work, or so the old leadership bromide would have us believe. The catch is that all members of said team deserve credit for playing their part. However, a new study from a Harvard researcher indicates that in group work—as in pay, leadership, board representation, and other areas—there’s an inequity between women and men.

ESTA's Technical Standards Program Volunteers Recognized for Service

Lighting&Sound America Online - News: ESTA's Technical Standards Council announces the recipients of the third annual Above & Beyond Awards designed to recognize outstanding Technical Standards Program volunteers. The awards celebrate those volunteers that have made a significant contribution or effort that advances the Technical Standards Program. The TSP exists because hundreds of individuals from across the industry volunteer their expertise and significant amounts of time throughout the year to write standards that increase safety, solve problems, and make life easier. These awards are particularly meaningful to the recipients because the nominations are made by their peers within the Technical Standards Program.

Diversity in theatre: why is disability being left out?

Stage | The Guardian: True diversity in British theatre is scandalously overdue. It will bring huge benefits both creatively and organisationally, but I’ve long argued that until we get over a tick-box mentality in the arts nothing is going to really change, and that British theatre risks becoming increasingly irrelevant.

How Emily Lazar Became the Only Female Mastering Engineer Ever Nominated for a Grammy This year, Emily Lazar became the first woman to be nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. That means that Lazar's work as mastering engineer on The Bird and the Bee's album Recreational Love marks the first time in 58 years we've had a female nominee in the category. It's not the first time that Lazar, who owns and runs New York-based mastering studio The Lodge, has made history for women during the Grammys, however: She's previously been the first female mastering engineer nominated in two other categories, which is both impressive and concerning. (There's such a dearth in the industry, in fact, that Grimes recently namechecked Lazar as the only mastering engineer on record.) Lazar, who has worked on over 2,000 albums, with everyone from David Bowie and Sonic Youth to the Foo Fighters and Madonna, spoke to us about her experience, and what it means to make Grammy history.

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