Lots of great reads in ladyblogland this week! Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland
On Sunday, prolific and well-known reviewer and critic for the Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, released an article on Glyndebourne’s production of Rosenkavalier, and oh, is it a train wreck rife with body shaming and misogyny. Read More Fat Shaming and Misogyny in the Opera World
Good Monday, Persephoneers! I sincerely hope that this week is off to a good start. Yesterday, thanks to the Internet (and more specifically, a giveaway promotion), my family experienced the opera for the first time. Read More Monday Night Flashback Open Thread: First Performances
I’ve been to the opera exactly three times, so I don’t intend to hold myself out as an aficionado, or even a competent appreciator, but I do think I have something to contribute in the way of beginner opera-ing.
Not a week goes by that I don’t fantasize about moving to a house in the country where my nearest neighbor is 3 miles away. Today’s fantasy is brought to you by My Opera Singing Neighbor, who has really been stepping up her practicing recently. It wouldn’t be so bad except for every time it starts up I think someone is being attacked. So today’s LTP is: Who is/has been your most annoying neighbor? Or, for you more positive readers, who is/has been your best neighbor? Anyone you can ask to borrow a cup of sugar or who shovels your sidewalk just out of courtesy? I guess we can all be grateful that we don’t live next door to Octomom, though!