Monday, December 12, 2005


The blog is a year old today, though perhaps it really began two days later with my contrarian take on Rodelinda.

Thanks to all of you for reading. Particular thanks to Sarah, whom I believe the first blogger to link here, and to my friends Victoria and "Maury", who by starting their own blogs have provided incalculable continuing encouragement.


  1. Au contraire, monsieur, I wouldn't have kept posting past my second week if you hadn't pestered me to do so!!
    Happy Blogday,

  2. JSU!

    Congratulations to you and to your blog on your successful yearlong run in the bright lights of Blogosphere. :)

    I admire you for your perserverance, dedication and unending fascination with your special love -- opera.

    That you provide your fellow opera-lovers with a mere service is besides the point.

    You provide them with a haven on Blogosphere, with a genuine voice of the average person -- albeit you are anything but average.

    Your intelligence, and esprit shines with every word, every opinion written.

    Long may you find inspiration to inspire that same spirit in others.

    Best wishes to you and to all on your blog, for a wonderful Christmas, and a very Happy New Years. :)



Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.