I'm headed for well-deserved vacations in the country of Vincenzo Bellini and Giuseppe DiStefano (and also my own personal ancestors). Back in two weeks, hopefully tanned and full of wonderful memories.
In the meantime, I advise you to go check out these other blogs partly or entirely about opera :
In French: Kozeries en dilettante
Les chroniques lyriques de Friedmund
In English: Sieglinde's Diaries
Opera chanteuse (with a title only an American can come up with)
Prima la musica, poi le parole
In Italian: Opera Bouffe
Di Tanti Pulpiti
In Spanish: GTL Torn T, la temporada del Gran Teatre del Liceu desde distintas butacas
Una butaca en el paraíso
* from Rigoletto, Act One, Scene XII.