Teenage blogger nonpiudifiori burst onto the opera blogging scene in 2012 when Joyce DiDonato retweeted his article on teenagers and opera companies, and was advised by her to “preach it”. He started on the opera blogging scene early, when he tentatively made the switch from simply reading to occasionally commenting on the highly prestigious Parterre Box. He considers himself to have passed opera blogging school with honours, given that he can now comment on the site without making a fool of himself.
He first became interested in opera at the ripe old age of 7, after which he decided to become an opera singer. Undeterred by the fact that he cannot sing, he recently decided that he will one day run an opera house. His favourite opera really depends on who he’s talking to, although Lulu (the charming old ladies at the opera usually have quite the reaction) and Carmen (to quote his friends: “isn’t that the one about the slut?”) are pretty consistent answers. He also professes to love Weinberger’s masterpiece Schwanda der Dudelsackpfeifer, although it is unclear whether he enjoys the music or simply the title of the opera. His lirico-spinto voice makes him a natural for Puccini heroines, although he has yet to debut those roles outside of his home. In his spare time, he enjoys baiting voice students (“oh, you sing opera? I LOVE Phantom of the Opera!”) and, apparently, writing self-important bios.