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Is it possible to love opera?

Opera is one of the most majestic arts. It combines music, theater and vocals. It is a dramatic work that tells a story through music and singing. Opera can be either modern or classical, but it is always characterized by the highest artistry and professionalism of the performers.
Not only music is important in it, but also dramaturgy, costumes, scenery and lighting effects. All this creates a unique atmosphere and immerses the audience in the world of the story, where the feelings and emotions of the characters are expressed not only in words, but also in music.
Opera is an art that requires years of training and labor. Opera singers must not only have a beautiful voice, but also be able to perform on stage, conveying the emotions and feelings of their characters. Opera conductors and orchestras also play a huge role in creating the unique sound of the action.
Opera is not only art, but also a part of culture, a source of inspiration and emotions that stay with us for a lifetime. It allows us to immerse ourselves in a world of beauty and harmony, as well as to enjoy wonderful music and the talent of the performers.

The opera singer plays a crucial role in this process, for it is his voice that creates the musical accompaniment to this spectacle.
An opera singer is not just an artist who can sing. He is a true master of his craft, possessing a set of certain qualities necessary to perform on the opera stage.

An opera singer should:
• have a beautiful voice that can convey all the nuances of music, sing high and low notes, and control your voice to create the right mood in the audience;
• be an excellent actor, because you need not only to sing, but also to play, conveying the emotions and mood of his character, so that the audience can feel the depth of his feelings;
• be prepared for difficulties, constantly improve your voice and singing technique, learn new parts, work on diction and expression.

How do you learn to understand opera?

The first step to understanding opera is to know its history. Studying the history of opera will allow us to understand how it has evolved, what were the main trends in its development and how different operas were created.

Step two is to know the musical terms and elements used in opera music. For example, knowing the term "aria" will help you understand when a singer begins a solo performance, and "recitative" will help you understand when he or she is singing in a conversational manner. Familiarizing yourself with the basic elements such as orchestra, chorus, and soloists will also help you understand how they interact with each other.

The third step is to listen to opera. You can start with the best known ones, such as La Traviata or Carmen. Listen to one of them several times, paying attention to the musical elements and the plot. This will help you understand how the music influences the drama of the piece and how the story is conveyed through the music.

Step four is to attend opera productions. This will give you the opportunity to see how all the elements come together to form a whole.

How to love opera?

Opera is an act that evokes a variety of emotions, from delight to rejection. Many people cannot like opera, finding it boring and incomprehensible. However, this opinion can change if you try to understand and appreciate the depth and beauty that opera can convey.
An operatic work is a combination of music, theater, and poetry. Each of these elements is important and unique. For example, music helps to convey emotions and feelings that are sometimes difficult to put into words. The theatrical action and costumes create a certain atmosphere and emphasize the mood, and poetry gives a better understanding of the meaning and idea of the work.
Of course, not all opera productions can be to your liking. But if you choose one that matches your interests and tastes, you will definitely be able to feel the real magic of opera. Besides, "going out" can become not only entertainment, but also a great way to spend time with friends, business partners or a mistress.

The virtues of opera:

• Art in Music.
The heart of opera is the music that creates atmosphere and conveys emotion to the audience. Opera composers such as Verdi, Puccini and Mozart have created music that makes us empathize with the characters on stage. Although opera music can be difficult and demanding to perform, it is always beautiful and worthy of admiration.

• Dance Arts.
Opera productions often include dance numbers that emphasize the emotional depth and appeal of the work. Dance, like music, helps to convey the moods and feelings of the characters on stage, and creates additional appeal and aesthetic pleasure for the audience.

• Costumes and design.
In opera, they are important elements that help create the illusion and draw the audience into the world of the work. Costumes are usually very beautiful and detailed, and the scenography is impressive and exciting. They add a visual element to the piece, as well as enhancing the effects of the music and dramatic staging.

• Dramatic production.
This is what makes opera a true art form. It brings all the elements (music, dance, costumes, design) together to create an unforgettable and emotional work. The production can be touching, funny, dramatic or tragic, but it always makes us experience and feel.

Disadvantages of opera:

• Difficulty to understand.
Opera works are often written in other languages, and even if you know the language in which the artists are singing, it is still difficult to understand what is happening on stage. In addition, the musical accompaniment can be quite complex, and not every listener is able to appreciate it.

• Limitations.
Typically, a particular story is told on stage, which may not always be of interest to the audience. In addition, opera works use certain musical forms and genres, which can also limit its audience.

• Art for the elite.
As a rule, those who are interested in opera are people of the highest social status, which creates a certain artificiality, and leads to the distance of opera from the common people (those who carry the elite of society on their shoulders).

• High cost of tickets.
Opera tickets are usually very expensive, making this art form out of reach for many people. In addition, an opera house is not just a place to listen to music, it is also a social event where certain etiquette requirements must be met. All of this makes going to the opera house even more expensive.