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Seven Day Opera Challenge: I am La Conte Almaviva

At the suggestion of TheJappelton through twitter, my assigned character today was Count Almaviva from Rossini’s opera, the Barber of Seville.Enjoy the fun clip below with Juan-Diego Florez as the Count himself! Conte Almaviva is a fun character to think about and to listen to so here are some of my Almaviva-esque behaviors. I laughed […]

Seven Day Opera Challenge: I am Gianni Schicchi

As suggested by my darling mother(Hi Mom!!) via Twitter, my character was Gianni Schicchi, from Puccini’s opera of the same name. Schicchi is actually really fun to be in the mindset of. Enjoy this clip of Gabriel Bacquier below: Since I’m super tired, here are some of my Schicchi-esque activities today. Spent a little extra […]

Seven Day Opera Challenge: I am Octavian

So today, as prompted by phantomunmasked on Twitter, My opera set of mind today is Octavian Rofrano. Octavian is the lover of the Marschallin who presents the engagement rose to Sophie(a young aristocrat) from the Marschallin’s cousin, Baron Ochs. While doing so, he falls in love with Sophie and he leaves the Marschallin for Sophie […]

Seven Day Opera Challenge: I am Spalanzani

For the first day of my Seven Day Opera Challenge(Read about it here) MoNahwi tweeted to me first, telling my person of the day to be Spalanzani. So today, I had to go about my daily activities with a little Spalanzani in my step. Let’s refresh ourselves on who this relatively small character is: I […]

Seven Day Opera Challenge

Hello readers! Alright. As another “2011-2012” is dead project, I’m challenging you all to challenge me. Each day for the next seven days, someone will tweet me an opera character(Preferably male… Wait… It has to be male) and that person’s emotions and actions will be my motivation for the day through small activities. Example: Don […]

Voices in My Head: Opera Manhattan Festival in Review

Opera Manhattan is in the midst of presenting its third annual Opera Festival. After going to see the triple bill of operas, La Voix Humaine, Suor Angelica, and The Medium-three operas in which the main characters are touched by a voice- presented at the Historic Theater St. Clements, you will be craving to hear more […]

Opera Premiere List And Project Explanation

For my first “try not to die of boredom because 2011-2012 is dead and school is still in session” project is to make a list of most standard repertory opera premieres, with some more eclectic ones thrown in. I figure that once this list is functional, we can celebrate and remember the premiere of each […]

The Met Season in Retrospect

Sorry if you have already received a part of this. It sent without my knowledge. Good afternoon followers. Please join me in this mourning period as we honor the death and remember the life of the Metropolitan Opera Season. The season, termed “2011-2012” passed away last night. From witnesses present, 2011-2012’s last words were “I […]