Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Phantom Voices Of The Opera

In 1907, on Christmas Eve, Paris Opera buried 12 recordings in a vault in an effort to preserve the leading voices of the era including Nellie Melba and Enrico Caruso.

The plan was to unearth these recordings a 100 years later so future listeners (that's us) could hear them while vacationing on the moon.

The recordings were unsealed a year ago and technicians have been digitizing the recordings so everyone can download them to their ipods.

They have just been released to the public and you can listen to them here.

You can also read more about the "buried voices" of the Paris Opera by clicking this link.

Plans are being made to leave another audio time capsule that will remain sealed for a century, ensuring future generations will have the gift of hearing Rihanna's "Umbrella" while cruising the Jovian moons.

-- Edward

1 comment:

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