At a friend’s baby shower, I had the pleasure of talking with two friends who until that day I didn’t know were fellow classical music enthusiasts. They had recently gone to see the SF Opera production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and, much to my surprise, gave it less than enthusiastic reviews. This was the catalyst for a lively conversation about classical music in general, which I appreciated since I don’t often get to have those sorts of conversations.
I thought I’d collect my thoughts and offer a guide through what I know of classical music. Please look for it as editions roll out.