Musicals Thread (Special Edition: Opera)

Welcome! The purpose of this thread is to talk about all things related to the wonderful world of musical theatre. Each week (or so) I will post a thread with a topic/question for everyone to respond to. This is also a great place to mention any new musicals you’ve discovered and/or general recommendations for other musical fans. Heard/seen any good shows lately? Have any theatre news to share? Tell us about it!

This week we’re going to talk about something a little different: opera! I know there are some opera fans here, so I’d like to give them a chance to talk about their favorite operas. What do you know about opera? What’s your favorite opera? As for me, I’ve only ever seen one opera and know basically nothing about it. But I would love to learn!

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The one opera I’ve seen is Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. I saw an amazing production in Cleveland that utilized animation and some incredible sets to bring the show to life in a really creative way. It was incredible. Here’s a preview that shows off some of what they did:

So, what’s your experience with opera? If you happen to know more than I do (not very difficult), please feel free to give novices like me some advice about breaking into the world of opera!