A Night at the Opera
Opera has entranced audiences since 1598. It is the complete entertainment package — lights, costumes, scenery, symphonic music, and athletic singing. Opera performers must project their voices over the orchestra pit to the far reaches of the theater without electronic amplification. They are adept not only at enunciating the libretto—which may be written in Italian, French, Spanish, English, or German—but also portraying the corresponding emotions through their voice. This body of work is designed to appeal to opera aficionados as well as tickle the curiosity of novices by dispelling common misperceptions about the art form.