My First Opera


I went to see an opera for the first time this month.  I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Opera doesn’t exactly have a great reputation.

I started to wonder, what exactly is an opera.  I have heard of it, but had very little exposure to it.  It brought up images of people singing in foreign languages and in obnoxiously high pitched voices.

The dictionary defines opera as a dramatic work in one or more acts set to music for signers and instrumentalists, or a genre of classical music.

I must admit, I enjoyed the opera.  The singing was beautiful.  The acting was excellent.  I was pleasantly surprised.