• I love opera, bluegrass, burger joints and fictional detectives. Mostly, but not always, in that order. Formerly of Dunedin, formerly of Sydney, now travelling the world with the tenor in my life (Stuart Skelton) and blogging as I go.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014



Coming late in life to opera, I felt as though I'd been apparated to a wonderful but foreign country. "What on earth have I just seen ? Where should I go tomorrow?" Your blog has been a godsend, Ms Prima La Musica, guiding, translating, opening my mind and ears to music I would never otherwise have tried. And with such an enthusiastic and encouraging guide I braved the Ring in Melbourne, and was blown away. So thank you for your blog, and for selflessly traveling the world on our behalf. (and I saw you and Seigmund walking down the street in Melbourne, but I was too afraid to bail you up and gush all over you. So consider yourself gushed now!)

Barbara Baker

The best thing about Carmen is how well a singer can bend her to her will. If she knows how. Manon is a bit less flexible, I think. I hope you like Ailyn.


Congratulations on your 10 year blog anniversary. I think you have quite a unique perspective on the opera/classical music world and I always enjoy reading your blog. Now you just need to get your 'Mr Grimes' to come to NZ for a performance of PG!

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