How Opera Won Me Over

I don’t know about you, but I always had an attitude about opera. Give me some chamber music, a piano concerto or a symphony and I’m happy to submerge myself into an hour or two of focused listening and experiencing of classical music. But I was very snotty about singers and opera in particular. Most of my fellow woodwind players and I barely considered singers to be “musicians”.

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The Metropolitan Opera’s Das Rheingold in Hi-Def

This morning one of my web buddies from New York alerted me that the Met would present a live HD broadcast of Das Rheingold at 1:00 pm EST in movie theaters all across America. Now I’m not an especially big Wagner fan, and I think the obnoxious little creep’s reach exceeded his grasp with The Ring, but I’d read a few articles about the ambitious new production by Robert Lepage and it seemed like much too good an opportunity to pass up.

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