I’ve always had a strained relationship with Opera, in that i basically think it’s pants. Especially sopranos, whose whole vocal range seems to do what nails on a blackboard does for most people. I also hate that everyone who listens to opera thinks that all other forms of music are inferior, and that they are right the whole time. It was one of my fears in my childhood that I’d eventually end up listening to it, but thankfully, it doesn’t seem to have happened (yet).
Broken Social Scene obviously don’t agree though, as they played with a soprano at the Canadian Opera Company’s fundraising gala the other night. The results are below.