U mad? U mad?

For all those Mad Scene lovers out there, here is a video of some great Mad Scenes in opera.

Tall in the saddle Tall in the saddle

I put together a video just for a bit of fun today, looking at the standard “warhorse” operas that opera companies tend to throw at us year after year, and offering some alternative operas that could be offered in their place.

Suivez-moi! suivez-moi! Suivez-moi! suivez-moi!

Hey, folks! I wanted to put together a compilation of arias from a unique part of opera history, French grand opera. Today, from that genre, we’re going to hear great tenor arias.

Coloraturafan and company Coloraturafan and company

To celebrate reaching over 14,000 subscribers with over 18 million video views, I put together a compilation of my top 25 video postings from the past six years.

Bess in show Bess in show

On the occasion of Sondra Radvanovsky‘s role debut in Roberto Devereux, I thought this would ba a good opportunity to put put together a compilation of some of my favorite artists singing the fiendishly difficult final scene of this opera.

Sweatin’ to the cabalettas Sweatin’ to the cabalettas

Here’s a playlist of bel canto favorite suitable for motivating even the most couch potatoesque of parterrians to put in a hard session of weight training.

Mad, mad, mad, mad scenes Mad, mad, mad, mad scenes

In anticipation of the Met’s revival this evening of I puritani, I thought it might be nice to take a look back at a few archival videos. In terms of commercial videos, there isn’t much out there, so once again I look to those great old pirated videos for inspiration.

Ballopalooza! Ballopalooza!

With the Met season soon to finish, I am sure many will want to unwind with a little after party/masked ball.