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Would You Like an Opera T-Shirt? Yes. You Would.

Hey there, opera fans! One of my twitter friends(@sydsingssoprano) has made up some really awesome opera-themed t-shirts she’s selling. They are seen below(front and back): T Shirts are U.S.$14 and come in Small Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL(2 and 3XL are one dollar more because they are more expensive.) To get one of these […]

Ten Easy Ways to get Kids into Opera

To start with, I know that this story is old news now, but it still gives me the happy giggles. It’s so refreshing to hear about a mother, father, or friend that takes a child to their first opera and a young fan is born. In case of this story, a mother took her nine […]

La Wally Video

I’m not usually one for short posts like this, but considering my recent attempts at analysis of Alfredo Catalani’s La Wally, I have found a video online of the first act of a 1990 production from Bergenz starring Maria Zampieri. The video has English subtitles and while the other acts aren’t uploaded yet, I hope […]

Family Ties: Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera in Review

On January 4, 2013, the Operarox Liveshow regulars and other impassioned, young opera fans from different cities all over the country and of all different ages descended upon Lincoln Center, New York to hear Joyce DiDonato-their “high priestess”, in a way- tackle the bel-canto role of Maria Stuarda in Gaetano Donizetti’s opera of the same […]

Uncovering La Wally: Part 1

Happy New Year, Opera Fans! It’s true that conversations about opera with other people are far and few between but when one does surface, I get pretty excited. That being said-and I really do appreciate these conversations- a question I get asked frequently that drives me crazy is “What’s your favorite opera?” It drives me […]