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Opera Chic is a young American woman living in Milan. When she's not nestled in her private box at Teatro alla Scala, she's negotiating the cobblestone streets of the old city in her Costume National heels. Besides stilettos and Esterhazytorte from Demel, her only true fetish is for the silvery sound of Mozart conducted by Ferenc Fricsay. She blogs at Opera Chic.

Opera Chic's Top 10 Entertainment & Culture Blogs for Operaphiles

Charlotte Higgins On Culture Blog

Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian's chief arts writer shares her musings on culture, music, and art in London.

Corriere della Sera

All the news you need: the best newspaper in the world, ever. (Italian language)


The Italian Perez Hilton, if Perez Hilton had actual scoops. Dagospia knows everything, and Umberto Pizzi is the Weegee of the 21st Century. There's also coverage of Italian opera premieres. (Italian language and NSFW)


A young American girl who knows her fashion.

If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger

The best photos you will ever see on the internet.

Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog

Novelist, biographer, The Independent's music critic, blogger -- what can't this woman do?

Life's a Pitch

Amanda Ameer, former PR slave at an artist management company, breaks from the pack, starts her own music PR agency, and writes a blog about it. Welcome to the future of classical music PR.

Oh No They Didn't

The best American Hollywood gossip site. This is where celebrity gossip bloggers get all their scoops from.

The Rest Is Noise

Alex Ross, music critic at The New Yorker, author of The Rest is Noise, and friend of Björk. He knows The Dillinger Escape Plan almost as well as he knows Shostakovich.

Trying to Remain Opera-tional

American Mezzo Jennifer Rivera writes an unflinchingly honest play-by-play of her experiences as an American opera singer in the USA & abroad. Like that Miley Cyrus girl, "Oh, she's just bein' Jenny!"