Opera still has the power to reflect contemporary narrative back at us. Think of the movies that are eighty years old which people still watch today. But I think we do have to become more relevant for younger people, to think outside the box.
Why shouldn't I, as an opera singer, work with a house musician? I recently performed in a club in London in front of the youngest audience I've ever had. Those are exactly the people I want to reach and who might visit the opera in ten years' time.