1. Your favourite opera
2. Your favourite composer
3. Your favourite artists
Or you could answer just one of the above. I love comparing my favourites with other aficionados!
I like some, though I am by no means a connoisseur who could expertly discuss the relative merits of the composers/operas. So far, I've only seen/heard Rossini, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss and Bizet, and probably like Puccini most.
Originally Posted by Jack Flak
Is Avez Maria an opera? I like that song. (I know absolutely nothing about opera.)
All the different sounds of opera* sound the same to me. Do they all have the same basic "sound" as it were- and the emphasis is more on the emotional expression? Or are they more varied - opera A being all about the percussion - and another being all funky otherworld harp and trombone?
*Speaking of the European-language opera, of course. I'm aware of also Chinese opera and vaguely some Vietnamese. I'm sure lots of cultures have things we might consider opera.