ga('create', 'UA-54990286-1', 'auto'); Additionally, while opera as an art form isn’t known for having the most realistic plots, many operas are at least historically-based and therefore at least somewhat realistic. Here's our personal top five to try out first: la Traviata – Verdi. I’ve been going to the opera since I was in high school (potentially earlier but I don’t remember!). var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script'); There’s a reason why I’ve seen this opera over 5 times in the past decade: it’s the perfect opera to which I can bring a first-timer! We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. However, note that most opera houses abroad do not have these translations… And if you’re in a non-English-speaking country, they almost certainly won’t have the translations in English (this is why Yasmina had to Wikipedia the plot of The Magic Flute when we were in Germany – the playbill was entirely in German and there were no supertitles of any sort). Estreno mundial de la ópera «Marie», la tragedia de la mujer... EL MARIONETISTA BASIL TWIST RECREA EL UNIVERSO DE TITON ET L’AURORE... Lucía Lacarra estrena junto a Matthew Golding el ballet ‘Fordlandia’, en... Irregular producción de Rolando Villazón de Die Fledermaus en Berlín. Both are full of beautiful ariasand duets, with melodies simple enough that you can hum them after justone performance. Scene from Lohengrin, one of the most accessible Richard Wagner operas. Oh and BTW the movie Moulin Rouge!