by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
What is the attraction to opera?
It is symphony and brass band, plus more.
It is ballet and passionate couples, but still more.
It is theater with murder and lust and gentle creatures, and yet much, much more.
I saw my first opera at the age of 10, it was a travelling company performing a snippet of the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart opera “The Magic Flute.” It was loud and boisterous.