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Sylvia Korman

Sylvia Korman is a recent graduate from Barnard College and a recent devotee of all things opera. They like mezzos in pants, Met Opera student tickets and reading the comments sections. See their tweets at ? boy eternal ? and people mad at opera.



Accentuate the positive

I love the comments that really seem to think they balanced the positive with the negative — “sure I called her a hysterical, yodeling, vulgar cream cake but I also said it was brilliant! Totally fair!”  Read more »

The savvy and the non-savvy

This “non-savvy opera goer” is really hoping they’re invited to the reckless orgy. Sounds like a better Friday night than “what the composer intended.”  Read more »

Heaven is a place on Broadway

It seems at first glance to have come from sort of jukebox musical auto-generator — Sir Philip Sidney’s epic poem of good governance and inappropriate desire, the Arcadia, with the music of chart-topping New Wave girl group The Go-Go’s? What kind of half-baked post-Mamma Mia cash-in is that? Read more »

If I could be with you one scour tonight

“Too sexy” is a hell of an accusation for a woman wearing a giant mesh Brillo pad!

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“Ah, mascalzone, presto in prigione! Suzuki, il thè”

Here’s a set of comments that I think really captures the duality of YouTube — two criticisms of Jonas Kaufmann. I won’t say which I personally find more valid! 

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U mad?

I found myself engrossed in the comments of bitchy queens and backseat directors.

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