Ivaylo Sotirov Posted almost 4 years ago What do you think is the main reason why contemporary kids do not like / understand opera? Speaking for myself - No I don't like Opera! Never did. Not only as a music, but also as a story telling media. I've been to a few of the big named Operas in London, and never liked them much beyond the "going to a high class event in a fancy suit" feel they give you :) Personally I think as a story telling medium the classic Opera is desperately archaic! We're probably the most narratively proficient society that has ever existed on this planet! From big budget movies to televised series, HBOs and sitcoms, graphic novels, independent youtube movies, animations, musicals, video games, the paperback novel etc. etc. I'm not saying that Opera has no place in modernity, all I'm saying is that's not surprising if it survives on the fringes of the modern world. Because once you strip the narrative value all you got left is some fancy singing, and if you don't happen to like that very particular type of singing style then the media of the Opera becomes void of all potential value for you.