Probably the kind
where the music makes you feel like you’re in another world
where the lights and onstage decorations add to the sounds you are hearing
where the costumes sparkle and dance beneath the lights.
Opera and classical music is not for snobs. Neither is it just for the chic. It is for everyone!
Good classical music allows us to experience the spritual world, while never leaving Earth.
Why this website about opera and classical music?
Too many people today feel, that they don’t understand opera and classical music.
So even, when they get up the nerve to attend an performance, they often feel uncomfortable. To them,
the arias sung by the female and male opera singers sound long and boring
the non-English words are incomprehensible
there is usually very little action on stage.
But, the beauty of classical music is that
the more often you hear it, the better it sounds
the more you know it, the more you enjoy it.
Spontaneity and the unexpected are not the reasons most of us attend classical music concerts and opera performances. On the contrary, the more we know what to expect, the more we will enjoy the opera or concert.
Who created this website about classical music and opera?
Myron Yusypovych is a Ukrainian musical conductor, who regularly conducts classical music concerts and opera performances.
He has a repertoire of 50 performed famous and not so famous operas, ballets and operettas.
He has conducted this repertoire for many different audiences over one thousand times. (Yes, that’s right. Over 1,000 times!)
He has satisfied opera and concertgoers and thrilled critics in 70 European cities.
He is “… a conductor of skill and experience”. (At least that was the opinion of the late Richard Bradshaw at the time when he was Artistic Director of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Canada.)
So, spend some time on this website.
Read the text.
Listen to the music.
Watch the videoclips.
Last but not least, we hope to see you at an opera performance or a classical music concert in the future.
Read the latest in performance news. Stay up-to-date on all additions and changes to the website. Myron Yusypovych updates this section on a weekly basis.
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