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What do you think is the main reason why contemporary kids do not like / understand opera?

Speaking of music, my generation has a strong tendency to go mainstream and identify themselves with modern music, that unfortunately seems to be from assembly line production -- all the same with no soul and no real massage to demonstrate.
When I mention opera as a beautiful music genre and an interesting way of expressing your thoughts through music, the majority doesnt get it. They probably think it is too "old school" or too boring to have an actual contribution to their lives, or they assume it is a part of the "high-society" life, that not all of them can and want to live.
Can you think of any ways to make opera more attractive and open to all of us? Do you think opera should somehow evolve and adapt to the requirements of the market, or that it should stay classical and traditional?


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  • Oct 11 2011: Opera is an old school form of music, which does not mean it is bad. Kids today are so influenced by the media that they do not come up with their own opinions. The main stream music these days is trash, it has no purpose or meaning. The only way I believe opera could be brought back is to advertise it differently. I do not exactly know what differently means in this case but the way it is portrayed today is the reason it is not accepted by the youth.

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