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Just Like Beethoven

Old Spice Muscle Music from Terry Crews on Vimeo. Given the technology, I see no reason why he wouldn’t have written his music like this too. Think of the third to fourth movement transition in the fifth symphony…one of the…

London 2012: The bells toll for you

It’s Olympic day! The bells are ringing, people are happy and it just started raining for the first time in a week. There was a lot of bell ringing this morning at 8:12 for Martin Creed’s “Piece 1197: All the…

Bacchanale

Saint-Saëns – Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila 1877 | Gustavo Dudamel et les Berliners #partyonwayne

Pretty Big Dig

Miss Mussel was instantly charmed when she first saw this film at the Huntsville International Film Festival last summer. She is certain you will be too. Film by Anne Troake

Free Download: Joyce DiDonato Diva/Divo

Sad that you didn’t win #Operaplot? Dry those tears. Virgin Classics has decided to award anyone who participated in #Operaplot 2011 (and indeed anyone who has stumbled on this page by accident months after the fact) a little present of…

#Operaplot 2011 Winners

Ladies and Gentlemen, behold your #Operaplot 2011 Winners as chosen by Eric Owens. [Due to a computer fail, Eric isn’t able to announce these in person, but he will be stopping in later in the week to tell you what…

#Operaplot 2011: Days 1-5

Ok – here’s all the #Operaplots we have on file. Please check to make sure all of yours are there. If we’ve identified the wrong opera, please do let us know but only if it is yours. The list is…

Operaplot 2011 Orphans Vol. 2

Here’s the second batch of #Operaplot 2011 orphans. Just write the first three words or so and the name of the opera in the comments and please only guess on ones you are reasonably sure of. If this is your…

Eric Owens Reads A Few Favourite #Operaplots

It’s official. Eric Owens is hilarious. If you’re new to the competition, everything you need to know is here. There’s still time to dazzle the world with your opera-related wit!

#Operaplot 2011 Orphans

Ladies and gentlemen: the orphans spreadsheet. Instead of copying the #operaplot you are trying to identify as you may have done in previous years, just use write the first three words or so and the name of the opera in…

#Operaplot 2011 Entries Days 1 and 2

Hello #Operaplotters! So, nearly 48 hours have passed and you’ve already tweeted 85% as many #operaplots as there were in all of 2010. Yikes! More important that quantity though, is quality. You guys have definitely brought it this year. Really…

#Operaplot 2011: How To Win

Ok. Twitter has been abuzz this past week about *what* you could win if Eric Owens finds your #operaplot to be just the ticket. Some people have been asking *how* they could win. Not being one to get in the…

Eric Owens: “OMG I Luuurve You [#Operaplot]”

So what’s our super all-star celebrity opera singer judge Eric Owens looking for when he’s choosing this year’s operalot winners? See for yourself and, of course, tell all your friends. Not doing so would be unsportsmanlike….and we don’t want that,…

Melody, Melodica & Me: Come Outside

Here’s a new single from an obscure band Miss Mussel keeps in her back pocket, so she can out hipster the hipsters once we finish talking about rare Debussy vinyl. Cause that happens all the time, so it’s nice to…

#Operaplot 2011 Press Clippings

Here’s what you’re saying about #Operaplot 2011. If Miss Mussel missed you out of the list, please leave a link in the comments and she’ll get it sorted. Outlets sorted alphabetically. BLOG | NEWSPAPERS/MAGS | RADIO 101 Things In 1001…

#Operaplot 2011 Prize Pool

The #Operaplot prize pool is now closed to new entries. In order to win one of these fabulous prizes, you need to play the #operaplot game on Twitter, which finishes at 11:59 EDT of Friday, April 15th. MUSICAL MEMPHIS PACKAGE…

#Operaplot 2011 Rules And FAQ

Ok folks – here’s what you need to do: 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, if winning a…

My Weekend

Just in case you were wondering, this is the sort of the Miss Mussel gets up to at the weekend. What she certainly doesn’t do is laze about the house reading, listening to music and intending to got the Farmer’s…

Memo From The Cutting Edge

Forget T-shirt cannons. Interpreting orchestra music via the medium of Tesla coils is the future. Video projections are so 2007. Imagine these on the lawn at Tanglewood or in the ballpark for a San Francisco Opera performance? What about using…