Though not a musician, my favourite pastime is going to see live music. My second favourite pastime is talking (also “talking”) at length about it. Hence the blog.
Ever since opera, innit? acquired some readers, Baroque opera/recital performances get the most views. I myself have invested a lot of time and money into witnessing live performances and thus these days this represents the meat and potatoes of my reports here. But I do write about other things as well. The main staple is of course Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, which has its own section, with my thoughts on about 30 live or recorded (CD or DVD) performances so far.
Aside from Tito, currently my other favourite operas are L’incoronazione di Poppea, Alcina, Akhnaten, Ariadne auf Naxos and other operas starting with A 😉 though Bs and Cs are welcome as well, as in the case of Bluebeard’s Castle. I also like Juditha triumphans and Orphee et Eurydice – generally operas featuring (lyric) mezzos and contraltos.
You – gentle reader – are free to nick any screenshots or ideas you might like from my blog. I’m of the opinion that once you put it out there it scarcely belongs to you anymore, especially since I do it for my own amusement and not for the love of gold. Just don’t come back later on and accuse me of nicking whatever it was from you 😉