Thursday, February 5, 2009

Of All The Noises Known To Man, Opera is The Most Expensive

The Huffington Post takes a close look at the state of opera and suggests, in this economy, perhaps less is more when staging an opera.

While the article brings up some very good and realistic points I'm not sure if any but a small percentage of opera fans would really support a "concert opera" season from their local company. Part of what makes opera so great is the combining of art forms -- the music mixed with the drama. Take that away and is it still opera as we know it?

-- Edward

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