Let's talk: Why do you think opera isn't as popular as it use to be? Is it just the US?

Inside the Met Opera auditorium

I'll go first to get us started….

  • New forms of entertainment have replaced opera (too many "easy" things to compete with)

  • Lack of music education at a young age

  • The gulf between opera and the music a younger generation listens to has become too wide

  • Opera houses are evolving (in the wrong way)

  • The bar for great singing is too low

What would I do differently?

  • Get back to the basics - the simple things that make opera great - instead of trying to upgrade the experience with technology, etc

Now your turn!