A long time friend of my dad's e-mailed me this evening. His name is Bill Burnett and he has a new website, including opera blog here. The site is called "Opera War Horses" and it looks not only promising but also something quite different than other opera blogs I have read. Take a look--I like the attitude of it; it seems thoughtful/researched yet conversational and accessible. Here is the description/mission statement taken from the site:
"Welcome to Operawarhorses.com, a website that will be dedicated to an appreciation and analysis of what is often called the “Standard Repertory” of opera houses throughout the world. As this website defines it, it constitutes a body of operatic works, all of which were first produced in a 140-year period that begins with Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in 1786 and ends with the posthumous production of Puccini’s Turandot in 1926."
Have a look--and best of luck to Bill with his new site!