Kadin Sullivan Posted over 2 years ago What do you think is the main reason why contemporary kids do not like / understand opera? I believe that contemporary kids are not trained enough musically. I am a teenager, and although I enjoy modern music, I also like opera. I think this is because I have been trained musically since about 4 years old. I think what happens to a person as a younger child effects their tastes currently. We should change to like opera, and opera should change to like us. We should meet somewhere in the middle.