Category: #operaplot

#Operaplot 2010 Rules And FAQ

The rules to this game are fairly simple. 1) Summarize an opera in 140 characters or less. It can be any opera and exploring rep outside the top 25 is positively encouraged. At the same time, obscurists may find their…

Jonas Kaufmann To Judge #Operaplot 2010

Be still my beating heart. Miss Mussel is so excited she can barely stay in the third person. Ladies and gents, operaplotters of all ages, this year’s judge is the [insert hyberbolic adjective of your choice here] Jonas Kaufmann [adjective…

#Operaplot 2010 Prize Pool

The way this works (in case you weren’t around last year) is that the prizes are all put into the pool and the five winners get to choose which one they want. This helps mitigate the small problem of opera…

Win A Trip To Ireland With #Operaplot 2010

That’s not a juicy, attention-grabbing-headline-that-will-later-be-revealed-as-practically-a-lie, folks. It’s 100% true. If you’re declared the best #operaplotter in the Twitterverse, you can go to Ireland gratis. When she was planning this year’s incarnation of #operaplot, Miss Mussel was sure it would be…

Save The Date: #Operaplot Is Back

You heard it hear first, folks….or on Twitter if you were there first before coming here. As always, there are still some details to be wrapped up before the start date but what’s most important is the dates, which are…

How To Get The Most Out Of Twitter

Hello Twitter newbs! What follows is a brief set of guidelines to help you get the most out of Twitter. It’s a rather simple service and premise but like any sub-culture there are rules and norms that can be a…

#Operaplot v3.0

Hello #operaplotters! Just when you thought you were finally going to get some work done Round 3 makes an appearance. Since she is busy flitting about London on a busman’s holiday, this time round, Miss Mussel is working in conjunction…

Priscilla In Singapore

or rather more correctly, in Washington D.C at the Singaporean Embassy hobnobbing with the cool kids at the WNO end of season after party. Don’t have the foggiest idea who Priscilla Barrow is? Read her #operaplot Cinderalla story here. You…

An Unexpected But Fantastic End To #Operaplot

From Anne Midgette at The Washington Post “Canadian music writer invents contest; Oregon-based Brit wins it; Washington music teacher gets prize, ball gown, Cinderella night. This one isn’t an opera plot. This is a true story. Priscilla Barrow, who has…

#Operaplot Prizes Awarded

Wondering which of the 32 fantastic prizes the Round 2 winners chose? Who the winners really are? Good news: Those mysteries of the universe can be checked off your list. Answers below. Again, just to clarify, all five winners were…

Operaplot Feedback Form

While we’re all thinking about it, Miss Mussel thought it might be nice to get some feedback from operaplotters about what you liked/didn’t like about this round of the competition. There are a lot of ideas floating around about how…

#Operaplot Winners – Round 2

Ok, everyone, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for. Thank you so much for your patience. Danielle De Niese took her judging duties quite seriously and returned quarter final, semi final, top 25 results before paring the list down to…

#Operaplot Visuals

#Operaplotters have reported a sharp increase in spare time now that the contest has closed as well as an inability to know what to do with it. For some, analysis has proven to be a comforting time filler. @Dumbledad in…

Operaplot Orphans

Orphans – help rescue these in the comments. Every operaplot, not matter how innane deserves a home. To keep things straight, please copy the whole tweet including the author and then add the title. Also, if someone else has already…

#Operaplot Entries – Round 2

Here’s the final list. There are still some orphans to be placed and it is entirely possible that a few entires have been misplaced or missed out somehow. If that has happened to one of yours, just leave a note…

How To Tell If You Have Operaplot Flu

After reading the #operaplot entries for the day, it appears that there is a new disease sweeping the globe. Because it is so new, a complete list of symptoms has not been codified. Several participants have hinted at general feelings…

The Opera (Houses) Plotted

Miss Mussel thought it might be interesting to see what sort of catchment area the 32 participating houses cover. She was right. It is. The first map is all the houses from the United States and Canada. The red circles…

How To Follow #Operaplot On Twitter

Miss Mussel is pleased to discover that many people and even arts organizations are joining Twitter to participate in this competition. Perhaps she should take a moment to buy some stock….wait….scratch that. The company is not yet public and virtual…

#Operaplot Non-Twitter Entry Form

Earlier in the competition, Miss Mussel promised that you would still be able to enter the competition if you did not have a Twitter account. These were the rules last time and it seemed to make sense to do it…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Summarize!

It’s on folks. After two weeks filled with inhuman amounts of email, #operaplot is finally here. There are still a couple of houses making arrangements but at the moment, it looks like the final number of partners is 32. Miss…