The Art of Opera: Yours to Explore and Enjoy!
What is an opera? — it’s an art form that tells a story through music and singing and unlike musicals, opera singers do not use microphones to amplify their voices. This art form started in the end of 16th c. in Italy and is still developing and flourishing even after 400 years.The story of opera is often based on a novel, Greek mythology or things that actually happened. A good performance of opera transports you into a different world together alongside the other audience members and once you experience it, you will be fascinated by the art form. This demo class is designed to introduce you to the intriguing world of opera. Participate to experience and learn the wonderful world of opera!
Miho is an England-based opera journalist who has been a member of the Foreign Press Association in London since 2015. She graduated with a BA Hon.in Opera Studies from Manchester University and received her MA from University College of London (UCL) by researching gender issues and Orientalism in Opera. She has contributed articles to and produced feature spreads in both Japanese and English magazines since 2014. For all articles, she makes sure to interview opera singers, directors and instrumentalists for first hand reference. Supporting the development of opera and widening its audience by conveying her joy and knowledge is her passion. She also thoroughly enjoys traveling across the globe to visit different opera houses.