Opera is my love

For many years classical opera has been believed to be an elitist art form, one which not many people had the capacity to understand. Traditionally, appreciation of opera was an indicator of refined artistic taste.

Opera is over 400 years old. It originated in Italy. For some reason, some people believe opera to be a profoundly European phenomenon, one that is inherently foreign and alien to eastern nations. Actually, opera has been an integral part of many Asian cultures for a long time.    

In today’s program, we will explore this music genre, as well as some of its brightest stars.