Atmittedly, I've been a lazy blogger this week, but I'm working on a couple of big posts...well, and a couple of big operas. In the meantime, here are a couple of links that might intrigue you:
Why is opera such an emotional experience?
Is it the dramatic structure? The imposing combined efforts of singers/orchestra/staging?
No...it's the screaming.
Read about the mystery of the 'frisson'.
Some years ago, I was with a friend in a big record store in New York.
On a monitor there was a video of an orchestra playing, but there was no sound.
Much to my surprise (and my friends'), from just watching the video I realized they were performing Dvorak's 9th symphony. Big deal?
Not compared to this this guy.
I'll be back before long with some more indepth stuff, and not another word on that tv show "Maestro".