I was so lucky to have parents who tought me music and Opera since I was very yound; also we had the privilege to live a few steps from the Opera of Paris, le Palais Garnier. Opera, at least most of pieces of Opera can take us to a high dimension in our soul, in the sublimation of life and its passions. My mother used to sing all the time at home the songs of the opera of "Mireille", in the daily life. What a lucky girl I was!
Passion is the key, you either hate opera or you love opera, I happen to have a passion for it, my two favorite us Maddom Butterfly and I have a favorite opereta also: Phantom of the Opera. If one has a passion for this art, they will love every moment and cherish each feeling it provokes. I hope this helps. Sandy