Future Opera for Robots and People Too

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We all love music deeply; opera adds every other conceivable form to augment and unify the senses around music. Music and opera are capable of entertaining, stimulating, moving and transforming us as few other activities are. In fact, there is increasing research on the how and why of music’s power, some of it—like the much-hyped ‘Mozart Effect’—suggesting that merely listening to music on your iPod while driving, reading, sleeping or perhaps even playing music to your baby in the womb is enough to let music work its full magic. Unfortunately, that isn’t quite true. Music exerts [...]