Journal of Social Sciences

Theater Activities for Jung Opera Audience: An Educational Urgency

Elita Maule

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2012.182.188

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 2

Pages 182-188


Problem statement: Numerous studies have led researchers to conclude that the socio-demographic profile of the public of classical music appears to be quite generalizable. However, the survey of the opera public, a classical music subgenre that is often associated with theater performances, appears to be much more difficult to quantify and has not yet been the subject of specific investigations (1). The drastic decrease in audience attendance, especially among young people, has led to a radical change in the management of all the opera houses in Europe (2). The research here presented has explored, through a representative sample of twenty-four Theatres in twelve different European countries, all practitioners of Opera Education, the complex interaction of personal, social and cultural factors that have led the theatres to interact with the educational system and the school curricula (3). A research on the different methods applied for teaching Opera to young people has led to attention being given especially to what is now called


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