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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.

“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!  Read more »

U mad?

It is a common internet warning that one should never read the comments—least of all on YouTube, where trolls and weirdos reign supreme—but when it comes to opera, the comments section often contains just as much drama, emotion, and humor as the videos themselves.  Read more »