Last Sunday we went to Sing A Song Of Opera at the Barbican Hall in London. It was an introduction to opera music featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and the tenor Julian Gavin. The pieces were easily recognisable and the children got to participate through clapping and singing. There were even some singing lessons! It was very well done especially when they had someone to watch on stage rather than just the orchestra. I can't say the kids were overly enthusiastic but they gave it the thumbs up. Actually, it's the first time I've ever heard any opera sung live!
I can't say it's inspired me to dive into opera but I really should go see one of the big productions one day. I'd really like to see Carmen.