How Music Becomes a Shared Language Aboard Crystal Ships
When we travel the world, there can occasionally be a language barrier that limits connection and understanding. Music – specifically, opera – eliminates this barrier and brings us together over shared feeling and meaning, if not actual words.
So says world-renowned tenor Steffan Mullan, who shares his celebrated vibrato aboard Crystal River ships with guests from around the world. In this episode of Crystal’s “MasterClass” series, Steffan explains his approach to inspiring connections among travelers through music, and how he tailors his performances to the audience. This philosophy is an extension of the Crystal Experience itself, as guests are already connected by a shared sense of “home” when they are aboard Crystal ships, no matter where in the world they actually call home. Likewise, whatever a traveler’s musical style or preference, shared experiences so rich in emotion require no words at all.
Steffan’s moving performances on board bring the artistic heritage of the destinations to life for guests, as the ships sail through classical paragons along Europe’s rivers.