I consider myself a pretty avid reader. When I’m on a roll, I sometimes read 2 books a week. Last month, I took a week off from work and had a staycation. I zipped through 4 books.
I’ve also started listening to podcasts. I know I’m behind the times, but now that I’ve discovered them, I’m hooked.
Anyway, my point here is through reading and listening, I often stumble upon topics that pique my interest. And that usually sparks further research. Most recently, I became intrigued with opera.
Considering my favorite music styles are Alt-Rock and Country, it’s no surprise I’ve not experienced a lot of Classical music. Originally, I thought Opera was all about the orchestra, and if I wasn’t attracted to overtures written centuries ago, there wouldn’t be anything in it for me.
But wait, there’s more: the story (drama or comedy).
Even though a lot of great Operas are in Italian, a quick Internet search revealed that opera houses provide subtitles (in English). It was getting better and better, and it turned out I knew more than I thought I did. Much of the music I stumbled across was familiar.
And then it happened.
A memory came to me, which solidified my intent to one day go to the opera.