Friday, January 15, 2010
Almost any introduction seems overly grandiose for a blog intended to fulfill a very personal desire: sharing what I love about opera, and what I'm learning about it. Why not keep an opera journal instead? Because I believe that you, ladies and gentlemen, signore e signori, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, mesdames et messieurs, fellow opera-lovers or skeptical opera-avoiders, have a lot to give me. This might mean taking a second to confirm across cyberspace that you, too, get choked up every single time you hear "O hehrstes Wunder!" It might mean correcting me in egregious error (please do!), or exulting in some semi-obscure tidbit, telling me you think I'm dead wrong (or right), or sharing something--a name, a recording, a resource--that I haven't found yet. Whatever it may turn out to be, I am excited by the possibilities. Andiam!