I mean what the point?
Take Sarah Brightman or Russell Watson or Josh Groban. Nice enough voices. But they are not opera singers. Never will be.
If you want to listen to a operatic singer then why not listen to real opera? Pavarotti would have blown Watson's and Groban's socks off with one note and sent them home crying to their mummies.
Do yourself a favour, bin your Il Divo CD and listen to the Three Tenors.
Does anyone else hate "Popera"?city opera
ID RATHER HAVE MY JAW RIPPED OFF, HAVE CORN DOGS AND SMOOTHIES POURED AND STUFFED IN EVERY HOLE IN MY BODY, BE BEATEN WITH THE INSTRUMENTS OF A SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, BOILED IN THE SALIVA OF AN OLD MAID INSIDE A SWEATY PAIR OF UGGS, AND EATEN ALIVE BY TINY CATERPILLARS THAN LISTEN TO "POPERA"!!!!!!!!!!1KFEWLJLEKRLsfksadjfkl...
popera is the equivalent of sand... you just... dont like it.. it itches and its sometimes dirty and just... wet and ughghghgh
Does anyone else hate "Popera"?performing shows opera theater
I despise all the third-rate marketing-hyped fraudsters like Bocellism, Watson, Brightman, Grobag, Paul Potts and the excrutiatingly bad Filippa Giordano. They don't even have the 'nice enough voices' you speak of. They make me cringe.
The marketing gurus of the companies that promote these 'artists' play on the cloth-ears and ignorance of a gullible pubic. You are right - they are worthless rubbish. Try listening to some REAL singers to hear what you've been missing.
Too right mate ..... Karaoke singers the lot of them !!!! try some early stuff . Caruso or Gigli they could sing no mics nothing
why don't you like the Coronation of Popea by Monteverdi ... it may be a little "primitive" in modern terms for a grand opera but it is still gorgeous music
oh YOU meant pop opera ......
Andrea Bocelli's recording of "La Boheme" has gotten unfavorable reviews.
As I understand, Bocelli is more renowned as a popular singer.
I'm not enough of a connoisseur to tell the difference, myself.
I know how you feel. I have attended many operas, I live in a city where we have a great opera house. To compare some of these popular singers to great opera divas or tenors is not quite fair. When the drama and story are taken away from the performance, an operatic singer will still retain the energy from their years of experience in that world of traditional performance, but a singer who does not have the personal history associated with that there is a lack of the genuine energy. These popular singers are also performing with the goal to appeal to a mass audience. Sarah Brightman, for example, has a history in musical theater and with pop songs. Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not believe that she has experience working in classical opera.
Classical opera is usually appreciated by a small minority. You can see here on YA that interest in this music is not greatly shared. I had on more than one occasion when trying to engage someone in a conversation about going to the opera, they were only able to relate to "Phantom of the Opera", which is a musical. I am sure that questions about some rock band will garner many responses.
I am glad to hear that someone else is discerning the difference between popular music and classical.