Articles about opera
Opera today is often regarded as a boring, pretentious and/or outdated form of entertainment-a pastime for snobs and stuffy intellectuals. Many who hold this view have never attended an opera, at least not with an open mind. Some of them would never regret it if they did. While opera will never appeal to everyone, those who can enjoy it will gain access to a world of wonderful music and more. This article will, without neglecting the music, try to give you an idea of the more. So here's what the world of opera has to offer:
Those seeking an introduction to the world of opera can't go wrong with any of these ten masterpieces. They are opera's greatest hits, performed and enjoyed all over the world, and very much present in popular culture. They are not, however, the only operas worth discovering. The world of opera is rich and varied, and these works are often only the beginning of a lifelong exploration.
Few opera singers have reached a truly global audience, and even fewer have achieved the status of superstar. The six singers on this list have done both and more. Though not necessarily the greatest of all time-critics and connoisseurs may prefer other singers-their immense talent cannot be denied. Live or through the medium of recordings, their voices have been heard all over the world and have helped introduce opera to a wider audience.
Despite tragically short lives, these ten classical composers left behind a wealth of wonderful music. This list means to honour those lives and that music as well as the great music that could have been.