Thursday, 3 March 2011
Failed Introduction to Opera
Having successfully introduced my small grandson to classical music while he travels in my car, I thought I would try a bit of opera. I randomly chose Teresa Berganza singing from The Barber of Seville. As she belted out one of her arias, my 3-year-old grandson put his hands over his ears, looked genuinely frightened and asked: "Why is the lady screaming, grannie?" I guess I have had similar reactions myself when my ears were suddenly assaulted by various singers of pop music. It's clearly a question of taste. Still, I believe I can still train him to like what I like. Maybe when he's a bit older.