Have we sparked your curiosity? Excellent!
Below are some cool and informative links.
A great primer series on opera in The Guardian newspaper (UK).
Other (important and famous) people who think classical music is indispensable:
Benjamin Zander (conductor of Boston Philharmonic Orchestra) gives a TED Talk on how classical music is for everybody.
Pianist and teacher Karl Paulnack (of New England Conservatory) on why music is so much more than entertainment.
Alex Ross, classical music writer for The New Yorker and author of The Rest Is Noise, has a fantastic blog.
Ready to see the full meal deal?
Pacific Opera Victoria is our city’s professional (and fantastic) opera company.
Want to try some of this opera singing business yourself? Many of our company also teach, so feel free to get in touch about singing lessons. FearNoOpera@shaw.ca
If you’re ready to try the stage, check out the Victoria Conservatory’s opera studio program
Other classical music groups in Victoria:
Early Music Society of the Islands
Victoria Baroque Players
Les Amusements de la Chambre