Opera and the Young, Redux
And while we're on the subject of young opera audiences... I was struck by one of the finalists in Seattle Opera's "Confessions of a First-Time Opera-Goer" contest. The contest -- the latest in a whole string of such things that opera companies and orchestras seem to be coming up with in an effort to lure that elusive and much-desired younger crowed -- is searching for a young opera newbie to narrate a "reality-style documentary" that will involve lots of backstage time and finally, at the end of the summer, a complete performance of Wagner's "Ring."
But I bring this up simply because one of the finalists seems to me to demonstrate all the ways that opera can speak to a teenager, as I and other commenters discussed in my earlier post. Far be it from me to influence Seattle's contest by saying which one I mean, but the five finalists can be viewed -- and voted on -- here.
Posted by: ianw2 | June 3, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse
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