While opera may not be the most popular choice of music or performance among young people, it can have a great array of benefits. Introducing it to your child at a young age can allow them to appreciate the music for what it is, long before they are swayed by the likes and dislikes of their peers. You might want to think about how you can include opera within a holiday, and even how your child can enjoy, or even take part in, opera while at home. 

A great experience

As with many concerts and other performances, opera can also be viewed live. Should you wish, you could take your child to see a Verona opera in person. This can be a great opportunity for you both. While some operas have quite sad stories to tell, others can be more upbeat and funny. You may want to consider doing a little background research on the shows available before you book, so that you can find one that is more likely to pique your child’s interest. Even without understanding the words, your child may be able to gain empathy from any acting performances, as well as the tone and melody used.

Cultural appreciation

Many families enjoy taking vacations together to spend quality time with one another and experience different cultures. Although these travels can be primarily for fun, you might also be able to impart a number of life skills to your child at this time, including the ability to appreciate how people from other cultures live their lives. Should you visit a country where opera is often performed, you might be able to help your child to also appreciate the skills and creativity of people in history through the stories that an opera might tell. One of the main reasons that opera is a good way of introducing your child to other cultures is because the majority of opera performances are completely in Italian. This may also help to motivate your child to learn more about other languages, giving them more opportunities in the world.

Don’t just watch

Should your child enjoy singing, they may benefit from classical vocal training, which is used by opera performers around the world. This may help your child to have a better range with their singing, and even have more knowledge of proper breathing techniques which can be applied in other areas of their life. Should your child go on to study music history within their education, they may also have an advantage, having studied it alongside their practical training within these classes. You might also find that they gain some level of confidence from any performances they take part in, either solo or as part of a group. 

Opera isn’t just limited to the old and wealthy. Young people, children included, can also gain a rich education and experience from hearing or taking part in performances. This can give your child a wider range of music appreciation than if they were left to simply follow what their peers may be listening to.