04-08-2014 09:36 PM
04-10-2014 04:25 PM - edited 04-10-2014 04:26 PM
I didn't have music in the delivery room, but I used to listen to a classical CBC station in the office when I was pregnant. The afternoon host just loved the late opera singer, Florence Foster Jenkins, who has been described with an impossibly long list of negative adjectives. She was, quite simply, a very bad opera singer. But the host got a great chuckle out of how bad she was and played her music on a regular basis.
Well....in utero, my son either loved her beyond all reason, or objected strongly. Because even when the radio was across the room, he would carry on like he was break dancing on my kidneys, as long as her music played.
Did that affect his musical tastes? It might have I took him to a performance of Turandot when he was 13, and he loved it. And that's something when you can thrill a teen with opera.