OperaGene Mission: My goal is to help opera fans, and those who just want to check it out, access and enjoy opera. I have known that I have the opera gene for about five years. Nourishing my new interest has been fun, but took some effort and met with some unexpected challenges. I want to share what I have learned with OperaGene readers and benefit from their feedback. On my journey, I have found that connecting with others who enjoy opera is really helpful, but not necessarily all that easy. My intent is to place here information and commentary, with the occasional scientific drift, that opera fans and potential fans will find engaging and helpful, and the opera-goer in the mid-Atlantic region of the US will find useful, and to invite feedback and sharing from my opera-loving colleagues. This is a site for opera fans from all walks of life and all levels of familiarity with opera, and those who might want to try opera, in other words, those who share or think they might share “the opera gene."
The additional About pages in the menu above discuss all this in more detail, but basically, OperaGene hopes to make pursuing your interest in opera easier and more fun.
Content of the website sections (pages):
About: info about the author, the reason for starting OperaGene, and the areas of coverage.
Archive: A list of previous blog posts in chronological order.
Blog Posts: author topical commentary, available for reader comment.
Seasonal Listings: detailed lists of opera performances by seasons in the mid-Atlantic region.
Opera info: interesting opera websites, major opera venues in the mid-Atlantic, and reviewers of opera in the mid-Atlantic region.
Newbie Ed (under construction): a collection of short, educational insights about opera - reader contributions sought.
For Parents (under construction): a listing for adults of information dealing with introducing opera to kids - reader contributions sought.
Contact/Subscribe: form to submit questions and information to OperaGene; form to subscribe to new blog posts.