Operatic pop

Operatic pop

Operatic pop, pop opera or popera is a subgenre of pop music that is performed in an operatic style, or a song, theme or motif from classical music stylized as pop. The term popera and adjectives poperatic and popical (for "pop classical") are used by some media editors and music reviewers. The actual word 'popera' was first coined by Scott Paul-Young a British theatre agent to best describe the music that was being created by producer Malcolm Middleton and performed by the opera girl band 'Milan' for the first time at The Hippodrome, Leicester Square, London on the 9th August, 2001. Malcolm Middleton created the idea of an opera band mixing traditional opera with contemporary pop and dance music earlier in 2000. This unique package of a 'pop' boy band or girl band singing in an opera style later inspired acts such as Il Divo and Amici Forever although it can be said that only Milan truly performed 'opera pop music' that was as equally at home in the club disco as it was in the theatre.

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