FROM THE BLOG
The bigger question circulating in the opera community these days is how to reach an audience that has developed a mindset that opera is not their cup of tea. For some, opera is intimidating and too grand. Sitting in a 4 hour opera, in a language one might not recognize seems to place the art form just out of reach for some. But all the reasons one chooses not to attend an opera, should be the exact reasons one actually uses to attend! Opera grants audiences a unique opportunity to immerse themselves into a different culture and period of time. It gives one an opportunity to be exposed to different languages and dialects and to witness storytelling strictly told through song and dramatic characterization. Companies and organizations across the world are constantly finding ways to take classic traditional opera, and adding a contemporary modern spin, making opera more accessible and relatable. It can be, simply put, one of the most engaging experiences you can find inside a theatre."