Opera may sound beautiful but making heads or tails of the plot can be a challenge. Check out the best apps to help you understand this fascinating art form.
Opera is a fascinating style of music yet so little understood in our time. The fact that most of the works are in a language other than English doesn't help either. Still, if you feel drawn to these glorious sounds, you shouldn't shy away from them. Even your smartphone can help you learn about opera. It's easy. Opt for an app that will serve as a free online opera course and acquaint yourself with all the quirks of this wonderful style. Read the synopses of the most famous works, learn about their composers, get recording recommendations, and you will be able to understand and enjoy Verdi and Wagner in no time.
Depending on where you live, opera tickets won't necessarily always be attainable. For some, they will be too expensive. For others, driving to the nearest opera house will simply not fit into their busy schedule. This does not automatically mean that you won't be able to enjoy today's top performers. Classical radio apps are the answer to this conundrum. These tend to have live broadcasts throughout the day, allowing you to listen to Mozart or Puccini performed by today's top vocalists across the globe. Such online radio apps will practically guarantee hours of fun for any opera lover.
Unless you're very young and can start your education now, you are not very likely to become the next Callas or Pavarotti. This, however, should not discourage you from taking voice lessons and experiencing the music from within. Online vocal courses are available in app form. These courses will guide you through the process and set a foundation so that you can enjoy singing without harming your vocal cords. Also, they will help you find opera backing tracks or even pre-recorded piano accompaniment for the voice. This will enable you to practice and learn opera roles, even if it's only for fun. It's a great way to challenge yourself and truly understand the genre from a performer's perspective. The more you know about it, the deeper your appreciation of opera will be.
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