04 Mar 2014
Reports of the Death of Opera Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
By Georgeanne [Opera Vivra, 5 March 2014]
“Yeah, but isn’t opera a dying art form?”
You can’t browse any classical music blog or arts news section without encountering a thinkpiece on the slow, painful death of opera. These (typically) well-written articles cite sagging ticket sales, shorter seasons, fewer opera companies. They ask readers if an art form with its roots in the late 16th century has any relevance to today’s audiences.