As might be expected, the subject of virtual orchestras has generated a significant amount of controversy, particularly in the field of live performance and from union musicians. This page contains information and links concerning the subject.
- Controversy Surrounding Virtual Music
- Article by Meg Boberg (email@example.com), December 2005
- pdf document
Kentucky Opera and Hansel and Gretel, 1995.
First virtual orchestra production with a major regional opera company, and the beginning of specific protests from musician's unions.
- "The Money Pit" and "The Bottom Line"
- Two articles from Opera News about the production. Charles Parsons condemns the production and Patrick Smith (the general editor of Opera News), provides a rebuttal