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Why opera? Why me?

Mar 24, 2011 8:39:00 AM
By BLO Staff

Opera can be tough.  It’s long,
it’s expensive and the audience is full of older people.  Not to  mention, expensive tickets!  So,
why would I want to be part of an organization that creates opera?
Opera is a vibrant art form!  It
encompasses instrumental musicians, dancers, singers, fantastic sets and
beautiful costumes.  This is one of the only art forms that can reach a
vast audience due to the complexity of the production.  Coming from a
classical music background in trumpet, opera wasn’t on my immediate
radar.  During my undergraduate career, I was part of the pit orchestra
for two operas and had gotten my first taste.  It was super fun to be part
of the artistic experience!  I loved to work with the singers and
production team, but I was focused solely on orchestral music at the
time.   However, my internship with the BLO has given me the ability
to appreciate the multi-faceted opera scene.  Not only is opera incredibly
interesting, it expresses the human condition in a way that can touch anyone’s
heart.  So, why not take advantage of the reasonable ticket prices and
experience live opera today? 
- Katherine Ludington, Boston University

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