There is a large difference between classical and opera singers. Opera singers train for years in order to develop their art. Classical singers also train for years, but they do not train as opera singers. Opera is an entirely different style of music and it is done on a stage without amplification. There are opera singers who do classical music and vice versa. Classical singers present music that is rich and powerful, but it does not tell a story in the way opera does. It focuses on nuances and can be light or heavy. Classical singers do use amplification when necessary.


The Power of Music

Not all music must be loud in order to generate emotion. Some pieces are very quiet and almost force the listener to lean forward to hear the sounds.


Opera in Classical Music

The focus on one melodic line allowed opera composers to enhance the songs and range of emotion expressed in their works.


Defining Classical Music

Classical grew out of the Baroque style of music. Baroque interweaves harmonic melodies and uses clever styling in order to create its sound. It is a form that requires strict rules for performers.