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New Controversy Erupts in Brooklyn Over Virtual Orchestra

The virtual orchestra, the sticking point in the strike by Broadway musicians last season, is once again causing controversy, The New York Times reported today. Opera divas Marilyn Horne and Deborah Vogt have resigned from the board of the Opera Company of Brooklyn, over that troupe’s plan to stage a one-night-only production of The Magic Flute, using a virtual orchestra. The production is schedule to take place on Saturday, August 9.

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