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,