The Grand Opera

I typically wanted to be a famous opera singer.

I dreamt of being on stage in an opera home dressed in a black tuxedo earning thunderous kneeling ovations from an adoring kneeling room only crowd, unblessedly, our singing job seems to be stalled at our local hang-out with its karaoke evening on Saturday.

Instead of “La donna è mobile” from Verdi’s Rigoletto, I’m reduced to singing “Lucille” by Kenny Rogers, what made me forget our opera aspirations was when I read somewhere about what opera singers do to protect their voices, then they must drink lots of water at room temperature to keep their vocal cords hydrated. They must maintain fantastic posture plus stay away from caffeine, alcohol, plus smoke. They must endure times of complete silence to rest their voices plus they must forego that midnight meal of leftover lasagna that may cause acid reflux plus damage their vocal cords… One surprising thing about opera singers is that they try to avoid air conditioning where the air may be too dry for their sensitive voices, and how does an Heating plus Air Conditioning proposal create a comfortable setting for that adoring crowd that I will never sing in front of while providing an on-stage environment that is ideal for vocalists? The best answer is that an Heating plus Air Conditioning proposal cannot do it alone. It must be kept clean to minimize any dust plus chemicals that can irritate the throat… Larger opera houses have PC-controlled Heating plus Air Conditioning systems; Care must also be taken so that a chilly air vent is directed to the audience plus not on stage where it may affect the singer’s voice. Until they get this problem solved, I’m better off at our karaoke bar.



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