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Back to Opera Season

Opera season is upon us, and that means it’s prime time for opera fans to purchase season tickets.   When exactly does opera season start? The answer is simple: it depends on the venue.   Many opera houses throughout the world begin their seasons in August, while others–such as the Metropolitan Opera Company–begin in September.   On the other hand, the nice thing about “community” opera productions is that you can often catch them year-round.   Check your city websites for local listings of community opera shows.   How long … Continue Reading

Piccadilly Circus Panorama

A Peek at London’s Vibrant West End

  With all this media attention on London for the 2012 Olympic Games, it’s fitting to take a closer look at the music scene in London’s West End.   Located conveniently at the core of the city, the West End features some of the finest … Continue Reading

Infuse Some Fun

Infuse Some Fun into Opera!

Innovative Ways to Upgrade to Opera 2.0 At My Dream Teacher, we’re constantly looking to other industries for inspiring ways to revamp the classical music world—especially opera.   While we love traditional opera, too few people in this world love it enough to make it … Continue Reading

Opera Singer Meme by Mimi West, Founder, My Dream Teacher

Memes 101 for Classical Musicians

Here’s a pop culture lesson for classical musicians: Memes 101 A “meme” is a social trend that gets perpetuated, usually by imitation.   In the past, mass media has been the most effective way of perpetuating memes.   These days, however, social media has sped … Continue Reading