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In the face of the cult of the body, let’s preserve the cult of the voice.
Alex Ross explores the issue of body image and gender inequality in opera: http://nyr.kr/1kxVDI7 (via newyorker)

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janehoffmansoprano:

I think I’m going to refer to myself as “Music Batman” from now on. 

Opera singers as musical Batpeople: a theory in dinosaurs

opera21:

When: December 8, 2013; 7:30pm, EST

Place: Youtube

Panel Members:

Kimberly Feltkamp - operarox.tumblr.com

Kevin Ng - nonpiudifiori.wordpress.com

Jane Hoffman - janehoffmansoprano.tumblr.com

Amber Treadway - twitter.com/couragewolfgang

Holly Nicholas - tornamiadir.tumblr.com

Moderator:

Jennifer Choi - operaswag.tumblr.com

Please send us questions and topics within sexism and opera that you would like our panel to discuss.  You can either use our askbox or email them to us at opera21mag@gmail.com

This looks like it’ll be a great panel, and includes SLC alumna and soprano Jane Hoffman

beauvelvet:

Happy 90th Birthday La Divina

Callas? She was pure electricity.~ Leonard Bernstein  

Happy birthday Maria Callas!

(via distantly)

janehoffmansoprano:

komischeoperberlin:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Così fan tutte oder Die Schule der Liebenden
Impressionen von den Proben zur Premiere am 3. November 2013 in der Komischen Oper Berlin.

I am so glad the Komische Oper Berlin has a tumblr. 

slcmusiclibrary:

SLC has a longstanding (40+ years!) relationship with the Metropolitan Opera. As such, we offer VERY special pricing for the SLC community on phenomenal orchestra level opera tickets. Weeknight (Mon.-Thur.) cost only $30, and weekend (Fri.-Sun.) are $40, a huge discount considering how these tickets normally cost over $200!

Ticket orders for the Spring must be in by Sunday, December 15th, so get your orders in by then. Schedule below the cut.

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One month until the deadline for spring 2014 opera tickets!

SLC has a longstanding (40+ years!) relationship with the Metropolitan Opera. As such, we offer VERY special pricing for the SLC community on phenomenal orchestra level opera tickets. Weeknight (Mon.-Thur.) cost only $30, and weekend (Fri.-Sun.) are $40, a huge discount considering how these tickets normally cost over $200!

Ticket orders for the Spring must be in by Sunday, December 15th, so get your orders in by then. Schedule below the cut.

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theatlantic:

Finally, an Art Form that Gets the Internet: Opera

Brian, 16, is instant-messaging. He’s chatting with a girl he’s never met in person—a girl who, by the looks of her avatar, seems both his age and more beautiful than any girl who’s ever deigned to talk to him. And she just asked to take the chat private.

Sitting at his laptop, in his room, Brian pauses for a moment; his mouth hangs between a smile and an inhaled breath. He gets up, hurries to the door, makes sure his parents aren’t on the other side. He locks it. He hustles around his room again, around his bed and back to his computer—I can see the disbelief, awe, anxiety on his face—and sits back down at the computer. They’re in a private chat room now, this girl and him.

He faces the laptop. On his screen, words appear from the girl: “What’s going on?”

The words appear on a tower as tall as a house behind Brian’s head. Hazy music wafts around him, music over which the girl—her name’s Rebecca—sings: “What’s going on?” The music swirls again.

Thousands of us are watching him, watching him respond, seeing what he’ll do next.

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Especially relevant to those SLC students who will be seeing “Two Boys” as part of the Access Opera program!

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oupacademic:

Meghann Wilhoite, Assistant Editor at Grove Music/Oxford Music Online, on the first woman to compose an opera and why she would love to see a biopic on the life of this remarkable and little-known composer.

A great entry from Grove/Oxford! Don’t forget, SLC students have online access to Grove Music/Oxford Music Online in our databases

slcmusiclibrary:

SLC has a longstanding (40+ years!) relationship with the Metropolitan Opera. As such, we offer VERY special pricing for the SLC community on phenomenal orchestra level opera tickets. Weeknight (Mon.-Thur.) cost only $30, and weekend (Fri.-Sun.) are $40, a huge discount considering how these tickets normally cost over $200!

Ticket orders must be in by Monday, October 14th, so get your orders in by then. Schedule below the cut.

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A reminder that ticket orders for the fall semester operas are due a week from today, Monday October 14th!

An Evening With Nico Muhly, ‘Two Boys’ And Other Works (by NPR Music)

Some really wonderful music here. “Two Boys” is one of the operas available for SLC students to go to this semester - get your tickets before October 14th!

johndarnielle:

rosierosina:

Renee Fleming in Thais

DAT HAIR.

it feels awesome to know that Renee Fleming and I are on the same page hair-wise

The fact that John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats loves opera singer Renee Fleming (check out some of her CDs at the Music Library) as much as we do.

janehoffmansoprano:

In case anyone thought opera wasn’t “relevant”…

Terry Pratchett (misspelled) on Opera. What could be better?

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atpratt:

Pagliacci” (cast)

Wishing they put these in the front of every opera program. Wonderful tumblr, there’s more to this.