Wednesday, March 17, 2010

From the Department of Strange

Word comes from across the pond that the Scottish Opera will premiere "Baby O" an opera for infants.

We here at Aria Serious are perplexed by this news; both strange, somewhat funny, and yes, jealous that we're beyond the age where we can blow spit bubbles and burp excitedly while in the opera house (or so we're often reminded).

Will it create a new generation of opera goers? Probably not. Will the "Mozart Effect" make these children brilliant? We can hope. But spending time with your family is priceless and sharing the joy of music is perhaps the greatest gift one can give. So, yes, we're already fans.

Another bonus: the audience won't need to wait until intermission to go to the bathroom.

Youth indeed is wasted on the young.

You can read the full article here.

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