There’s something about opera that I find incredibly soothing. It may be the languages. Not knowing the language allows you to soak in the melody without getting caught up in the lyrics. I feel my heart soar when I listen to it.
Italian aside, even pieces sung in English are fantastic. What is it about those voices?! Having watched a really inspiring program on Andrea Bocelli on TV, I’ve begun to look for his music. He may be labelled a ‘cross-over’ artist, but he’s still a damn good opera singer.
Opera is goosebump music. Give it a chance.