Before any more time passes--hello to two new classical bloggers: Gillian Martin, whose postings below have already elicited some very interesting comments, and Fred Child, who (over on the Performance Today page) is now bringing us Today's Fredlines.
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Popera singers are not trying to substitute or be opera singers. Some of them are classically trained, some are not and most of them bridge classical with pop - I love the music of Mario Frangoulis, KRASSIMIR, Alessandro Safina.
I love opera and I have seen more than 50 performances in the last 20 years. Popera can reach a wider audience and it can successfully introduce classical elements to the young audience, some of which will otherwise never go to see classical performance.