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 :)
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

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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. >:(

operasrsly:

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

Ensemble orchestral Prométhée / Pierre-Michel Durand

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operarox:

valinaraii:

Maria Stuarda's confrontation scene or how to have two historical figures insulting each other during a quarter of hour. Yes of course is a totally fictional scene (opera can make Joan of Arc dying from the wounds received in combat). The two singers scheduled for the première in 1834 (later delayed because of… again, censorship) took it too seriously and they ended attacking each other physically, and one of them was confined to bed a few days after that. 

My new favorite Donizetti opera.

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corxy:

gaahhhhh!!!! can’t handle the cuteness!!!!

i’ve experienced her excited in real life & OMG i swear to god, she’s a bigger fangirl than i am!! haha!!!

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