...bass Richard Alexander has found the best use yet for Bunnings.
...finals of the Lexus Song Quest will be held in Auckland tonight, with Siegfried Jerusalem adjudicating. Serious brownie points to anybody who manages to get the results to me before they make it to Google News.
...reviews for Opera Australia's new production in Melbourne of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi are appearing and are mostly positive. See: The Australian | The Age | Australian Stage Online
...congrats to New Zealand's Own Anna Leese TM for a successful Canadian début as Musetta for the Canadian Opera Company and a warmly received new recital disc of Haydn songs.
...the always wonderful Jacqui Dark has made it (as Aksinya in Lady M) to Opera Chic.
...this will seem like a question out of nowhere, but does anybody know what became of the Sydney Symphony's plans to release the recording of their 2007 Don John of Austria on CD? Presumably they've been scrapped, which is hardly surprising, I suppose, but a shame nevertheless. I'd have loved a permanent souvenir of such an entertaining evening, and am still kicking myself for missing the radio broadcast. But perhaps I'm the only one.