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== == It's like a play, but the story is sung instead of simply spoken. As in a play, the characters act and there is staging. Some operas have spoken dialogue between songs; in others, everything is sung. An orchestra accompanies the singers. And while the stereotype of an Opera singer is a fat lady wearing a hat with two horns, in real life opera singers come in all shapes and sizes! The point of opera is not just to sing high notes. The high notes are sung to show off the soprano's voice. If you don't like opera, try being in one. Your opinion will dramatically change.

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