Tag Archive: never talk during overture

Crushing Mice: Leonora, #28

Rodents usually hibernate. Leonora, on the other hand, aestivates, because there is no point in not hibernating in summer, during the opera off-season.

Crushing Mice: Leonora, #20

Leonora and I are often reproached for being too critical of the audience members we encounter during our visits to the opera. This may be true; we understand where those criticisms stem from. Yet… Continue reading

Opera mice notes: #2

On Tuesday, I snatched a last second student ticket to the Lyric Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” I made mice notes during the intermission and right after the performance had ended, so… Continue reading

Opera Mice Notes: #1

If I lived in opera, I would be a mezzo. I would fall in love with baritones all the time and live happily ever after.