About How I Found Opera
I learned about classical music and opera at age 9. A friend of my father lent him the movie "Amadeus". I was fascinated, I couldn't believe that such music existed. Then this friend gave him the soundtrack and that's how I discovered Mozart and Opera. I played the vinyl (it was the 80's) like a hundred times. I was into this music but didn't care that much about opera. Some years later I started to understand operatic music, all the feeling and the different la
Since then I have bought several operas and even gone to see some of them. I think human voice is a perfect instrument if it's well educated. Opera can be really sad but also very funny. My favorite opera is "Le Nozze di Figaro" and it's a comedy. Recently I discovered Wagner and it changed completely my conception of this art. It's very dramatic and perfect.
Everybody should give it a try. Don't get discourage if you don't like the first opera you hear, maybe there is one for you just waiting around the corner.
A question: Do you think it's weird to see a 9 year old listening to classical music?