Oh, the drama…

Last night I saw an opera for the first time: La Bohème.

At the conductor’s announcement that we could follow along with the English translation on our smart phones, I rolled my eyes. Can we do NOTHING without our smart phones? I would rely on my two semesters of Italian class, so there!

Majorly confused after the first act, I decided to get over my stubbornness and go digital, and let me tell you—my engagement with the experience was much deeper. Knowing what they were singing about made a huge difference. Duh, Deidre.

The point?

You’re putting so much passion into your opera. (Brava!) Translate it into your audience’s language…so they can really get it.

I can help.

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