The Opera Alphabet (Which I Will Now Rap For You)

As you know, my wife is out of town. So I did this today. Happy Friday! Aida’s assaulted and attacked and angers Amneris Also Andrea Chenier agitates all Paris But Billy Budd’s bod by Benjamin Britten Is Bangin’ and Boomin’. Opera bug has bitten. Callas can clearly communicate Carmen And Cecilia’s Cosi is iconically charming […]

Billy Budd/Moves Like Claggart

Tonight is the opening of the show that I am in, Billy Budd.  Normally I use these occasions to make a parody music video about the opera, as I have done for Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi, and Die Fledermaus in the past.  But this time I wasn’t sure if I should. This time I am contracted […]

Billy Budd

Billy Budd is a 20th century opera written by English composer Herman Melville, under the pen name of Benjamin Britten, which is only to say that you will not go home humming anything from this opera, if you know what I mean.  I suppose technically it was also written by librettists E.M. Forster and Eric […]