The Real Problem Millennials Have With Opera? "Our Phobia Of Unblunted Emotion" Jeremy Polacek: "Rather, we're more apt to ridicule something for being overly emotional or mock someone who is. ... Characters in opera don't share their feelings so much as disgorge them. Performances teem with huge, unburdened emotions. To [a generation] ironically allergic to such unalloyed sentiment, opera can seem a most strange, outlandish thing."
The Weeklings 11/14/13