Such an unconventional piece might have met with some opposition among strict opera-goers, but when he introduced TMCM to an Opera America conference in Seattle two years ago, he noted that the reception was “unpretentious. That’s what shocked me, ’cause you just think about opera as being so stodgy…and then these people were so welcoming.”

I always have two reactions to comments about opera or classical folk being stodgy, snobbish, or elite. First I sigh. Then I kind of laugh.

I do wonder how this all started. But oh well. We are just folks. Really. ;-)

The quote above is from an article about a new opera. It’s called Too Much Coffee Man. Which makes me smile. Is it about too much coffee? Or is there someone called “coffee man”? I read that it’s from a comic. I rarely read comics.

I’m snobby that way. ;-)

Okay … I lie … I do check out this on occasion:
Oboehemia (I don’t quite understand how this site works; I think you have to look around for the comics, as they aren’t all on the front page)

Speaking of opera…
Is this another April Fool’s joke? I hope so! But there’s a report of an Anna Nicole Smith opera. Due to her “tragic” story.

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  1. They are all filed in the archives, in case anyone was wondering.
    www.oboe-comics.com/?year=2008
    www.oboe-comics.com/?year=2007
    Thanks for the shout out, Patty!