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She said WHAT? Nicholas Folwell and Audun Iversen as Antonio and Count Almaviva in Glyndebourne's Marriage of Figaro at the Proms © BBC / Chris Christodoulou #Opera #London

The poster in my office, from the SF Opera's Ring Cycle 2011. On a good day, it stands for change, rebirth, and the power of women and nature. On a bad day, it stands for ending up right where you started with no change! ("Do you remember the RING?")

'[Opera is when] a tenor and a soprano want to make love, and are prevented from doing so by a baritone.' -George Bernard Shaw.

from allposters.com

Puccini, La Boheme

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.

Placido Domingo - Met him backstage after an opera at the Kennedy Center where a family friend was performing under his direction.

Maria Callas as Floria Tosca in Act II of Puccini’s opera Tosca, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 1964