Category Archives: Opera

Not racist but.

“Opinion was divided between whether A A Gill was a brilliant writer or a complete prick, as if the two are in some way mutually exclusive.” Continue reading

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ILL

“I can’t imagine Le Gavroche serves many collapsed soufflés.” Continue reading

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Words and Ears and Brains

“Panic: I knew my ears and my brain couldn’t possibly keep up with this.” Continue reading

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Let ’em spin

“It’s hard to argue when everyone has a microphone except you.” Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: Music College

May I draw your attention to an insightful post by the ever-thoughful Jan Capiński about conservatoire training for singers. There’s a huge amount of food for thought here, and I agree with a large majority of the points Jan makes. … Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: On the bench

“Meeting your cover is not necessarily a thoroughly pleasant moment – it’s like being asked to proof-read your own obituary.” Continue reading

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Opera tickets, going cheap

Here’s a couple of pie charts for you, showing the income and expenditure of the Royal Opera House in 2014: The sector to which I’d like to draw our attention is “Box office receipts” on the income chart, making up … Continue reading

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