Photo by; Miguel Tarso
I love opera.
I'm lucky enough to have parents who also enjoy performing arts a lot, so I basically grew up watching Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella ballets and when I'm older, enjoying the sopranos and tenors and baritones in Macbeth, Carmen, La Traviata and many more. I was also lucky enough to have a best friend that adores opera and ballet as much as I do. So I don't remember a year of my life went by without seeing a performance at the opera house, which I love so much.
I can understand if a person is not just used to going to see a performance and not enjoys it as much as I do; but I simply get into a rage act when one claims that opera is (and I quote) "so damn boring and stupid. It's just people yelling at each other". If you don't enjoy it, then simply don't go and see an opera. But if you start bashing the masterpieces in front of me, you and I have a bone to pick. And honestly, I can't think of a single person who wouldn't appreciate Pavarotti's voice. Seriously.
I have so many favorite opera singers and bless the gift of internet, now we can all manage to listen to the best voices of history in our own bedrooms. But the charm of the historical opera houses and the rich feeling of red velvet curtains and golden ornaments are priceless.
Do you like opera and what are your favorites, if you you have any? xx