• Hear Singers from the Metropolitan Opera Record Their Voices on Traditional Wax Cylinders

    8 days ago - By Open Culture

    Vinyl is back in a big way.
    Music lovers who booted their record collections during the compact disc's approximately 15 year reign are scrambling to replace their old favorites, even in the age of streaming. They can't get enough of that warm analog sound .
    Can a wax cylinder revival be far behind?
    A recent wax cylinder experiment by Metropolitan Opera soprano Susanna Phillips and tenor Piotr Beczala , above, suggests no. This early 20th-century technology is no more due for a comeback than the zoetrope or the steam powered vibrator.
    Beczala initiated the project, curious to know how his...
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