Opera done well, is opera properly staged and costumed. September brings opera. In Paris, our favorite Barihunk, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, is …Read the Rest
Sore Feet & Really Good Opera
The concept of sore feet and good opera is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Years ago, when normal people …Read the Rest
A Labor Day Baritone Feast
Who is your favorite baritone and your favorite baritone role? Once upon a time in opera, the heroes were always …Read the Rest
Not in the Mood Blog Post
It has been a very long, miserable week. Right now, I’m not in the mood to even think about a …Read the Rest
All We Really Need in Life: Baritones & Chocolate
By now, regular Pink Flamingo readers are well aware that I’m a Baritone Junkie. There is a reason for this. …Read the Rest
Attitude Adjustment Time
I am having a miserable time with my ISP. Everything is taking twice as long as it should. It’s well …Read the Rest
PART X-H: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust
It isn’t very often that I get to use my favorite things in a blog – the Wild West & …Read the Rest
PART IV: The Modest Christian Woman
What is porn for women? Do you, like the men of the ATI religious right, and the women who enable …Read the Rest
UPDATED: Yes, There Are Rock Stars in Opera
“…Hvorostovsky received his first round of applause, rock-star style, for the mere fact of having walked onto the stage. ..” …Read the Rest
A Great Barihunk!
For the past year or so, I’ve been following an exciting Barihunk – Jonathan Estabrooks. He did some incredibly creative …Read the Rest
Part II: The Man Who Would Kill the Metropolitan Opera
This is the second of two parts about the disaster that is Peter Gelb. We are living in the Golden …Read the Rest
Part I: The Man Who Would Kill the Metropolitan Opera
This is my Valentine to the Metropolitan Opera. I love opera. I love the Met. I cringe when I see …Read the Rest
Happy Birthday to the Greatest Voice of Them All
I did not realize just what the opposite sex entailed until Saturday, May 6, 1978 at approximately 1:30PM Eastern Daylight …Read the Rest
Basking in Hvorostovsky’s Triumph!
Triumphs at the Metropolitan Opera are extremely rare. They don’t happen very often. Most singers will go their entire career …Read the Rest
Opera Is Not Broadway
Let me go on record. I don’t like Broadway. I think it is shallow, silly, stupid, and superficial. I don’t …Read the Rest
An Operatic Guide to the Tea Party Coup
Today is Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s birthday. You may not have noticed, but I’m a baritone junkie. It all began in 1978 …Read the Rest
Happy Birthday: Guiseppe Verdi
Let’s face it, if you are a baritone junkie like I am, then you are required to be a huge …Read the Rest
Are the Brother’s Koch Broke?
How do we know Charles & David Koch are having a serious financial crises? Well, aside from something interesting from …Read the Rest
The Tragic Lesson of the NYC Opera
The New York City Opera was, for many years, the only home of the greatest soprano the world has ever …Read the Rest
Who Are the ‘Real’ Americans?
Once again Sean Gastonguay is taking his ‘Christian’ and patriotic family on a dangerous ocean voyage because he believes in …Read the Rest
A Labor Day Treat
Some brave soul recorded this on Friday in Kazan at the III International Kazan Autumn Open Air Opera Festival. Let’s …Read the Rest
A Psuedo Political Correctness Witch Hunt to Destroy
I find bigots to be rather humorous, until they become dangerous. Scott Rose is one of those. He hates the …Read the Rest
UPDATED: Is Opera Becoming Irrelevant?
UPDATE: The Pink Flamingo is quite accustomed to being criticized. That’s the name of the game. But, today, the anonymous …Read the Rest
Jamie Barton Wins Big!
She developed a love for opera to rebel against her hippie parents. In the world of opera, superstars are rare. …Read the Rest
Opera Outside of the US
I’m on an opera binge. On Thursday, The Pink Flamingo complained about the lack of coverage of the Summer Olympics …Read the Rest
The Summer Olympics of Opera
Wales may be the most beautiful, haunting, and enchanting land The Pink Flamingo has ever visited. It is a land …Read the Rest
Bucks for a Barihunk!
What happens when you put a total showman, part ham, part Mr. Entertainer, and all Barihunk, on stage? Well, when …Read the Rest
Evil 201: Guardians of Innocence
The Pink Flamingo does not have children. I never wanted any. If I can’t make my toy poodle mind, how …Read the Rest
Opera, Historical Accuracy & Costuming
I don’t know if I like the idea of Rigoletto being put into the 1950s and Las Vegas, with a …Read the Rest