Opera and musical theater are both art forms that combine music, sets, props, costumes, actors, singers, and instrumentalists to convey a story. Before electricity, before microphones, people developed the art form of opera for singers to be heard by an audience (with no amplification). Opera is generally "sung through" which means that all the speaking in between songs is sung as well. (Some opera forms do have speaking in between songs.) Opera comes in many styles, and we hope to share this art and entertainment form with you!