Does musical accompaniment REALLY matter in a show (or opera or ballet)?

  1. talfonso profile image79
    talfonsoposted 5 years ago

    Does musical accompaniment REALLY matter in a show (or opera or ballet)?

    Well, I prefer semi-live music, but I'm OK with musicals (as well as operas and ballets) any type of musical accompaniment, canned music or live. And I still acknowledge and appreciate others who don't care much about how a musical is accompanied. I support Save Live Music on Broadway because it not only promotes reviving and preserving pit orchestra accompaniment on Broadway, but also music education by exposing kids' eyes and ears to real musical instruments in person.

    That raises this question: does it matter if a show has live or canned music? What do you think?

  2. dembiczak profile image78
    dembiczakposted 5 years ago

    Live or canned...music is absolutely essential to creating, fostering and maintaining the mood desired by the production company.  Script plot is essential, but without music, the story just sits there, waiting for inspiration that will not come.  The magic that every writer, director, producer, etc. is created, if not carried, by the music.  A show without music is like a story without pictures...it can't go far.

    1. talfonso profile image79
      talfonsoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Right. But keep in mind that there are some people who want straight live music, those who want at least semi-live, and like you, those who don't care for it. Though I'm in between the latter two groups, I agree with you.

 
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