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 :)

thehealthywarrior:

Britain’s first black marchioness

Okay y’all. 

This is: Emma McQuiston

And as that says, she’s this first black marchioness Britain has ever had. 

But she’s not the only black royal

but THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

plus she’s getting snubbed like big time. The groom’s father didn’t even come. And she said things like: 

she has been snubbed by the British elite because of her ethnicity and background

SO REBLOG IT, CAUSE SHE’S GORGEOUS AND EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE HER.

(via opera-4-breakfast)

kyriellus:

Medieval masons made most of their drawings during construction. Although sketches could be made on parchment or paper, such materials were expensive. Stone could serve as easily, especially on the building site, where it was abundant and close-to-hand. This fragment of a window design from the 13th-century chapel of the Hospital of St John the Evangelist, Cambridge was inscribed onto a stone slab, which was then re-used as building material. It was subsequently revealed during the chapel’s demolition in 1869. The drawing was evidently made to work out the window’s basic design features and to provide a reference for the masons charged with executing the full-scale version. 1: MAA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

kyriellus:

Medieval masons made most of their drawings during construction. Although sketches could be made on parchment or paper, such materials were expensive. Stone could serve as easily, especially on the building site, where it was abundant and close-to-hand. This fragment of a window design from the 13th-century chapel of the Hospital of St John the Evangelist, Cambridge was inscribed onto a stone slab, which was then re-used as building material. It was subsequently revealed during the chapel’s demolition in 1869. The drawing was evidently made to work out the window’s basic design features and to provide a reference for the masons charged with executing the full-scale version. 1: MAA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

(via notwiselybuttoowell)

Joyce DiDonato in recital at Teatro Colón - photos by Liliana Morsia (2014)

(Source: operanerd)

corxy:

Joyce DiDonato & David Zobel // professional opera singer & professional pianist aka dorks extraordinaire :P

corxy:

Joyce DiDonato & David Zobel // professional opera singer & professional pianist aka dorks extraordinaire :P

parmandil:

Mais qu’ai-je donc from Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini, sung by Joyce DiDonato.

corxy:

Already so obsessed with @JoyceDiDonato ‘s new album “Stella di Napoli”! Definitely a 5* album! And the cover is HOT too! ;)

queerdontfear:

I’m sorry, but if lesbians can control themselves in a girls only changing room with ass naked woman waltzing around. Then I figure men should be able to control them selves with clothed girls walking down the street. Just a thought.

(via whovian-at-hogwarts)