YankeeDivo

This blog is not related to opera mezzo soprano Joyce Didonato aka Yankeediva, in any way. It is about my passions. Opera,art, and menswear among them. It also allows me to fanboy out on, among other things, Joyce Didonato. I also want to use it to show that opera and dressing well are not elitist. If I can do it, so can any other idiot :)

The Ultimate Opera Blog List

brahmsismyhomeboy:

operarox:

Ok, so I decided to go crazy and write down the name of every opera blog I know. I figured this would be a great way for us to find new opera blogs and further strengthen the opera community here on Tumblr.

Check it out and please let me know if I’ve missed you.  I did my best to get everyone I know on there.  Also, if I’ve added you and you wish not to be on the list, message me and I’ll take it off right away.

<3

yaaaas.

So honored to make the list.

(via devilishlyoperatic)

parmandil:

For operanerd's viewing pleasure, Carmen Giannattasio being her usual adorable nerd self during an interview about the ROH Stuarda.

(via lesbianishstuff)

operarox:

30 Day Opera Challenge, Day 10

What aria most easily gets stuck in your head?

I can’t listen to “Where shall I fly?” from Handel’s Hercules without it getting stuck for at least a few hours.  So, here’s an earworm for you all.

Video: mezzo Joyce DiDonato as Dejanira

Challenge Master Post

(via opera-4-breakfast)

lesbianishstuff:

so I’m watching Joyce in concert and I just happen to notice this guy. Just watching her. Haven’t we all looked at her that way?

lesbianishstuff:

so I’m watching Joyce in concert and I just happen to notice this guy. Just watching her. Haven’t we all looked at her that way?

operasrsly:

"Dolce Riposo"
Joyce DiDonato
G. F. Händel, Händel, Teseo

Ensemble orchestral Prométhée / Pierre-Michel Durand

(via operarox)

Sarah Connolly on her "Nightmare in Aix"

operarox:

verdiprati:

The full story, in Sarah Connolly’s own words, of the ordeal she and her fellow artists suffered on the opening night of Ariodante at the Festival d’Aix last Thursday, July 3.

She is such a brilliant writer.  Definitely worth reading.

This whole situation just makes me very angry. >:(