This is just a quick note to officially acknowledge what you've probably already noticed: after a long period of resistance, I have finally succumbed (thanks mostly to the #operaplot experience) to the dark pit of addiction that is Twitter. I don't blame you if you disapprove. All I will say in my defence — and you might have suspected as much from its inclusion in the sidebar — is that I promise not to use it to broadcast the minutiae of my boring domestic existence. My plan is to restrict my Twittering (that might not be the correct verb — I'm very new at this) to matters at least tangentially operatic: all the little thoughts and links and bits of trivia which are either too brief to blog about at all, or which end up buried in list posts under the heading "Various". Otherwise I doubt it will have much effect on either the frequency or content of my usual blogging. So there it is. Prima la musica has entered the Twittersphere and you are welcome — but most certainly not obliged — to follow me there.