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The History of Opera

Opera began more than four centuries ago in Italy.  Whether you are not familiar with this spectacular form of entertainment, or whether you have enjoyed opera for many years, it should be easy to understand why its popularity has held fast for so long.  It is simply one of the finest forms of entertainment anywhere.

Jacopo Peri, creator of “Dafne,” is considered to be the creator of opera.  His opera “Euridice” is the oldest known opera to still be in existence.  Shortly thereafter, opera began to spread throughout Europe.  FranceEngland, and Germany each produced their own special style of opera.  However, although these other countries’ operatic contributions were well-received, Italian opera held its place as the favored form of opera, both in centuries past and today.

While English-language opera began in England during the 17th century, it is quite popular in the United States.  While many people appreciated it  because it removed the language barrier and made it easy to understand, others simply preferred it.  Some of the English-language operas were translations, while others were originally written in English.  American composers such as Gershwin and Bernstein were among the many  who composed popular English-language operas. 

Opera is a favored form of entertainment for many reasons.  It is exciting and dramatic.  Both the music and vocals of good opera are stunningly beautiful.  Many people in the United States are as familiar with today’s operatic performers as their other favorite musical performers.

Opera binoculars are the best way to gain the most from your opera experiences.  Whether you are making the opera a special treat, or whether you attend on a regular basis, opera glasses will help you to see everything clearly.  A set of opera glasses will make the difference between enjoying the performance and missing it. 

If you love the tradition of the opera, you do not want to risk missing anything.  All of the great performances will come to life when you do not have to strain to see them clearly.  Whether you prefer the operas which were originally created centuries ago, or your taste is for modern opera, opera glasses will make each experience a true delight.  Each one is one you will long remember.  

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by Davin Perkins

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