Why have I never watched The Big Lebowski before now?


Guerilla Opera needs only $440 more dollars to achieve their goal of $5,000 — which, it achieved, will be matched with $10K by an anonymous donor.  Help new opera happen!  Little amounts make a big difference!

The Pav/Freni/Milnes recording of Tosca will always be my #1 jam. ALWAYS.


Ok, so I decided to go crazy and write down the name of every opera blog I know. I figured this would be a great way for us to find new opera blogs and further strengthen the opera community here on Tumblr.

Check it out and please let me know if I’ve missed you.  I did my best to get everyone I know on there.  Also, if I’ve added you and you wish not to be on the list, message me and I’ll take it off right away.


Hey: there are a lot of opera blogs, and Kim over at OperaRox has compiled all of the ones that she has found.  I am but one!  Check out some of the others!  There’s so much online opera content that your head might literally explode!


"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Change your mind about something significant every day."

Malcom Gladwell, is that you?

Is it awful that sometimes I see/hear a tragic news story and think, "ooh, I could make that into an amazing opera"?

“Simplicity is everything. After having exhausted all the difficulties…then simplicity emerges with all its charm, like art’s final seal.
Whoever wants to obtain this immediately will never achieve it; you can’t begin with the end.”
— Chopin, quoted by his student Friederike Müller-Streicher
Source: The Art of French Piano Music by Roy Howat (via rachellebutler)

(via sonateharder)


A link to footage of the recent ROH Maria Stuarda and Carmen almost ripping off Ismael Jordi’s clothes.

OMG opera is so boring, what with all of its queens calling each other vile whores and ripping off dudes’ clothes SO BORING


Check out his setting of this Hebrew service text, Avodath Hakodesh — absolutely, stunningly beautiful neo-Romantic stuff.  (He also wrote a MacBeth opera!  And also wrote a ton of other stuff!)  


We’ve got a real treat for you this Throwback Thursday! 40th Anniversary Gala guest stars William Burden and Nathan Gunn take us back to their performance in The Pearl Fishes in 2004 at the Academy of Music. We can’t get enough of that hair! http://on.fb.me/1pN5by9

Now imagine a taco floating gently on the left side of the picture.