Open stage for noise and drama

Opera_Days.pngBy Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 12 February 2007]
Right across Europe, it promises to be a noisy weekend. In Madrid there will be giant screens playing opera. CafÈs in Lille are offering karaoke opera evenings. At English National Opera, would-be prima donnas can roll up to view a singing lesson and the OpÈra national de Bordeaux is going one better with an open invitation to perform in full costume and make-up.