I am appallingly slack about updating it, but if you care to look to your right and scroll down a little, you might notice the blogroll is now sporting a number of shiny additions, all of them (gasp!) Australian. Or, if you don't care to scroll your way there, here they are in a convenient list:
Pinchgut Opera. I'm more than a little surprised to realise it's taken me this long to blogroll the Pinchgut blog, but perhaps I just (shamefully!) removed it during a dormant period. Anyway, for the third year running, Ken, Liz et al are blogging the rehearsals for Pinchgut Opera's annual production. This year it's Charpentier's David et Jonathas. Pinchgut's is one of my favourite opera company blogs, and not just because I'm biased: they update almost every day — sometimes more than once a day — and provide a genuine insight into the nuts and bolts of putting on a show, complete with copious photos and the odd tantalising hint of what's in store. Check daily or you'll fall behind. And book, if you haven't already!
The Fool and The Opera. The blog of a soon-to-launch radio show of the same name on Melbourne's JOY 94.9. Blogger and producer Dan Vo promises to "poke and prod at Australian opera until all the delicious and delectable treats and goodies come pouring out" and so far he's delivering quite fabulously. If the show is as enjoyable as the blog, then I'd heartily recommend it to all Melburnians so inclined.
Not another music blogger... Where Lady Blogger offers "my opinions, like 'em or lump 'em", although not as frequently as I might like! However, when she does post it's plenty of fun, so I'm willing to forgive. I plugged "Not another..." soon after she launched but somehow didn't add her to the blogroll then. Error amended — sorry for the delay!
Stumbling on melons. Marcellous blogs anonymously and eloquently on music, law, life and a kaleidoscope of other topics besides.
Thomasina's last waltz. What it says on the tin — "Words, music and other enthusiasms – the weblog of Yvonne Frindle." Currently being updated with delightful frequency.
I am a liminal being. "Dreaming my dream in urban and rural New South Wales." Wide-ranging and frequently wonderful words — and images — from Wanderer.
Esoteric Rabbit. Theatre, art, music, politics and lots, lots more from Matthew Clayfield, "