Need to relax? Give opera a try


Aaron Ayala, staff writer

Opera goes as far as the its definition of sophistication allows. Opera is the magnificent voices of men and women from around the world blessing the ears of their audience.

From languages from Spanish, German, French, and sometimes English. If you like to make  the orchestra of Georges Bizet raise your arm hairs, then a few songs: Carmen; might be one of the most popular ones.

Many people don’t realize it, but some of these songs are a repressed memory of your brain — Habanera, Ave Maria, or even Toreador Song: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre.

Now, many people might not agree with me when I say that opera is superior to most music genres, but some might agree that it is. This generation is filled with young, influenced minds that would prefer to listen to today’s genre of hip-hop.

Finding some teens in this generation who like opera would be hard to find. But for those of you who haven’t heard some , it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try, right?

Great producers like Mozart helped with some of the orchestra for some of the opera that you listen to.

But what makes opera so special, you may ask? It is literally the works – singing, acting, lighting, costume, production, orchestral playing, technical support ,etc — every aspect of the performing arts. Well performed opera is a feast for the eyes and ears, an escape into another world, sometimes romantic, sometimes tragic, at other turns humorous.

Did you know that listening to Mozart can actually help improve your memory? According to a study, people who listened to Mozart’s music showed an increase in brain wave activity that’s linked directly to memory.

So next time you have to memorize a big speech or presentation, put on some Mozart while you practice. You might find you really like it.