[…though on second thought, the snow outside might be melting, too. – Danielle de Niese (Poppea) and Alice Coote (Nerone) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Glyndebourne 2008. – Photo Credit: screenshot. Click to enlarge – it’s Christmas!]
While I slave away to manage the last deadlines of 2013 (4 down, 2 to go), let me take a brief break and wish all you readers and visitors and fellow White Shirt aficionad*s happy holidays or a merry Christmas, if you observe the holiday.
Thank you for making this site also in 2013 a place of discussion that is both an honor and a whole lot of fun to host.
I wish I would have had the time to put up the annual Mezzo Christmas Shopping Guide, or at least the “Twelve White Shirts of Christmas”, but here’s hoping for 2014 (in related news, I also had another story idea two nights ago for which I have no time, but who am I kidding, I’m most likely going to write it, anyway).
Be safe and be happy, wherever you are!