Nine-year-old opera lover Aiden Sagerman
Here’s something you don’t hear from a lot of nine-year-olds:

“The second opera I heard — the first I saw — was Puccini’s ‘La Fanchula del West.’ Then I saw four other operas, including Wagner’s ‘Die Walkure.’ Now I’m waiting to see ‘Seigfried’ at the Met.”

Come to think of it, I’m not sure you’d hear that from a lot of adults these days either. (I once saw an opera — Tommy.)

This could go viral — better get in on the ground floor now.

From KQED Radio’s Perspectives:

Nine-year-old Aiden Sagerman likes opera, and he’s not kidding. “I’m nine years old. I’m the only kid I know who likes opera.”

Listen to or read a transcript of Aiden’s audio essay:

KQED’s Ian Hill has storified…


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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