Opera, the hero of patient music-lovers

To improve a listener’s self-esteem, one should sing “Quando me’n vo’” to him, from Puccini’s opera, La Bohème. Originally developed in Sweden and now based in England, the project is called Opera Helps. Provided in the comfort of the listener’s home, this “opera-therapy” is financed by the England Arts Council and is free for listeners. According to its founder, Joshua Sofaer, the project not only increases opera’s accessibility to a larger audience, but also facilitates the sharing of an opera melody’s healing power. According to Sofaer, opera appreciation doesn’t depend on the social and cultural capital of people. In fact, curiously, he himself confesses to not knowing much about opera! Find out what journalist Tim Jonze thinks about the experience in this article!

Opera Helps : http://www.joshuasofaer.com/2016/02/opera-helps-uk-tour/
Article : http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/mar/27/home-therapy-opera-singers-anxious-stressed-ease-worries
Source : the Guardian
Auteur : Tim Jonze
Date : 27/03/16

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