Close to home
- A seal visited the Sydney Opera House on a sunny Thursday, chilling out on the steps before returning to the harbour.
— Sydney Opera House (@SydOperaHouse) October 2, 2014
- Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour comes to cinemas across Australia from next week. Find out where and when via CinemaLive.
- Latonia Moore is known around the world for her Aida, and she’s coming to sing it on Sydney Harbour next year. (via SMH)
- Playlist: you know more of the music of The King and I than you might think (via The Opera Blog)
- Some operas have happy endings. Get to know the music and more of Don Pasquale (via The Opera Blog)
- Congratulations to soprano Emma Matthews, nominated for the Best Classical Album ARIA award. (via Limelight)
Best of the web
- Jessye Norman on why she ignores her critics (brava, diva!). (via BBC)
- Maria Callas’ house to become an opera academy (via Limelight)
- Maestro on music and mental illness (via BBC)
- In LA, an opera to be performed inside cars (and not on the stereo). (via WQXR)
- For singers, some great thoughts on direction and breaking down preconceptions (via SingerJournal)
Just for fun
- Follow the routine of a famous creative person for a day and see if it makes you a genius (via Podio)