Almanac: Roger Scruton on the power of opera

INK BOTTLE“I see opera as the supreme art form, not so much a representation of human life as a redemption of it. For dramatic music can rescue our feelings from their randomness, and vindicate our immortal longings in the face of chaos and decay.”

Roger Scruton, “Opera Is Not Just Our Most Expensive Noise” (Standpoint, July/August 2014)

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