5 Reasons Why Classical Opera Should Be Your New Masculine Hobby

I recently saw the opera “Carmen” by Bizet, with my old man. I’d seen it before but it never gets old. Some prime father-son bonding, unfortunately clouded by the darkness of my hangover.

Something struck me as I found myself deconstructing the themes evoked in the masterpiece. I was seeing it for the first time since my eyes have been opened by neomasculine and red pill concepts. I dissected it under a radically different light.

Meet Carmen, the gipsy slag and original tattooed hipster. We follow that train wreck and her drunken, attention-whoring antics, sleeping around in a way that would make her strong, independent female colleagues proud. She revels in the beta Don Jose’s thirst and exploits it in every possible way, while giving her arsehole to Escamillo, the alpha toreador that does not give a hoot. Very contemporary.

Throw him a life jacket. The man’s about to drown in a sea of pussav’.

Ended as expected. Escamillo becomes the 254th dude to glaze Carmen’s face with his seed, then he folds his fishing rods and goes back to kicking some local bull’s arse. And after white-knighting ad nauseam, beta stabs Carmen in a fit of rage because he did not get any. Standing ovation. Bizet knew what was going on.

Sounds like a familiar chain of events, does it not? Believe it or not, the greatest opera works are red pill to the core. Here is why you should give it a go, if you have not already:

1. The values and the historical periods it celebrates

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Male characters that exude masculine fortitude through their actions and body language. Revenge, dealing with adversity, duels mano a mano, war, peace. It is all there.

Ah, Wagner and its Germanic and Norse heroes, fearlessly defying dragons and supernatural beings. The vengeful deities and the Valkyries, carrying the worthy warriors to the domain of the gods after they fell in battle or the corruptible, treacherous, and polygamous nature of women in Bizet and Puccini’s operas.

History takes form before your eyes. Pharaohs, emperors of the Far East, army commanders, bull fighters, revolutionaries of old. It is people that make shit happen and overcome challenges that make an epic musical and aesthetic performance worth watching.

I doubt that there will be any operas about neck-bearded Bronies or Anita Sarkeesian in the future. Although no one knows what can come out of an SJW’s wet dream when triggered.

2. The pure musical genius

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Every element was crafted by the masters after days, months of reflection, sometimes leading to madness in the search for perfection.

Minaj, Rihanna and the degenerate soup of lambda pop bands. This acoustic pollution has no element of originality. That’s no news. What’s the background? “I was popping some E’s and snorting coke on that sheik’s cock when inspiration struck.”

Opera has a story behind every musical element. The roaring horn of Siegfried the valiant, luring the dragon Fafnir out of his lair (Siegfried) or the triumphant strings when victorious bullfighter Escamillo comes unscratched from the arena once again (Carmen). The blaring trumpets of Aida (Verdi). The list could go endlessly.

3. The notion of classicism and aesthetic excellence

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The beautiful decor, the marble and the gold. Although majestic, the vibe is surprisingly relaxed and friendly. After all, it remains a form of entertainment.

With their amazing dancing, you will see athletes at the top of their art. Beautiful, slender girls doing pirouettes while scantily clad. Winning. Disadvantage: boat loads of male dancers are as gay as a three-pound note. But at least they keep it backstage.

There is a micro-phenomenon of new wave, special snowflake directors that try to revolution the canons of classical opera. I saw Carmen being banged behind a burning car next to what looked like a flamenco-infused Thunderdome. That was in Paris opera, stronghold of modernist SJW nonsense. When you touch the sacred, the assembly throws shit (not literally) and boos. And it did that day.

When something is bad, people voice it. That is the way it goes. No star ballerina or tenor is safe. Come with your top game or go home. Roberto Alagna, the world’s number one tenor, once got booed and whistled. Answered right back by flipping the bird to the audience and storming off the stage. Hatred and love always go hand in hand in the opera.

4. The crowd you mingle with

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Cheerful people all around. Old ones full of knowledge and young ones full of class. Stunning girls strolling around in their dresses and high heels. Men in tuxedos and dressed to the nines.

You won’t see the fat leftist knobjockey with electric blue hair and cheek piercings. Perhaps because of the patriarchal rules of the audience and the venue. Silence has to be respected, no phones on or Mountain Dew allowed. Unthinkable.

From experience, many successful business partnerships, personal or not, started from a common passion about opera. Businessmen and entrepreneurs are quite often classical music enthusiasts. People that invest money to see three hours of an epic performance that requires focus know what they want.

But it remains affordable as a treat. The uneducated (by choice) rabble does not get in and if they could afford it, would still not go. Winning.

Not as popular in the West as it used to be, opera is still one of Eastern Europe’s refined hobbies. The girls you meet there are some of the most beautiful beings you can come across.

5. The essential part it holds in human culture

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Massenet, Mozart, Tchaikovsky. That’s culture, bloody hell. And a top subject of conversation. Try to ask people about their taste in opera next time you go out. You’ll soon know who’s who.

It’s everywhere. Films, series. It has always been used for the universality and power of its melodies. You’ll be able to tell which piece is which and instead of seeing that ad about the new soon-to-be-outdated car, you will be filled with memories of that night with Natasha on your arm, admiring the ballerinas on stage and later peeling off her cocktail dress on your apartment’s balcony.

Before you go…

While Verdi has my preference on the musical point of view, here are my favourite five hardcore red pill operas:

Any part of “der Ring des Nibelungen” by Richard Wagner

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“Carmen” by Georges Bizet

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“Les Vêpres Siciliennes” by Giuseppe Verdi

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Rebels of Sicily fighting against the brutal Napoleonic rule. Revenge for the death of a brother and preparation of a bloody uprising. “Freedom or death” is the motto.

“Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini

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Enter the alpha (when he kept his frame) American officer Pinkerton and his geisha lover, who got such a level of pubis tingles provoked by his dark triad elements and exotic persona that she slit her throat as soon as she sees that he has poached some fresher poon than hers.

“Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin

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Thou shall defend the Holy Orthodox Church and the land of the Rus’ against the raids of the Polovtsian tatars. A tale of honour, betrayal and sense of duty for one’s family and motherland. “All the slave girls praise the khan,” boys.

So go ahead, check the schedule of your local opera and have fun. Just try to avoid “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” as your introduction to opera. The bastard is 5.25 hours long when it’s uncut.

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97 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why Classical Opera Should Be Your New Masculine Hobby”

    1. “Kill the Wabbit!”
      “Kill the Wabbit”
      Parody and homage all in one cartoon.
      Ever notice how Beany and Cecil music was all classical?

  1. Recommendation – avoid modern opera. This genre of opera is stuffed to the gills with political correctness and fey gay men.
    Also, consider classical music as an enthusiasm.

    1. The Met in NYC would be an exception. Privately funded. Opera houses in Europe are often publicly funded, with expectable results in staging and costumes.

  2. Because everyone at ROK loves nothing more than melodramatic fat ladies screeching about stuff

      1. Fatties tend to make good opera singers. But the authors comments are valid; the other opera goers you meet most likely will be a good bunch of people to mingle with

        1. I’m getting to the point where I envy the old farts and prefer their company because their lives were much better growing up and during most of their adults years and I can be reasonably certain that I can have a conversation with them where they won’t spew the current retarded propaganda of today.

        2. well, the old people in czech have grown up in socialism, so you usually get the “back then, old people would ride the bus for free” statements.

        3. If you think incredibly spoiled and snobby rich girls are a great crowd, have at it.
          Esther Vilars comments on theatre and opera were spot on.

        4. Can’t drink, can’t smoke, can’t do drugs, can’t fukk after spilling all that energy and passion on stage. What’s left? Let’s eat.

      2. The Soprano Deborah Voigt was once told by the Royal Opera House London – or Paris? – that she was too fat. So she lost weight and got rehired. No big deal in the end. Kind of fills you with hope though that things can really still seem to be sane, even though that was ca. 10 years ago. Nowadays “fat acceptance” and SJWism would probably force the opera house to accommodate her anyway.

  3. Nice to see opera getting some attention in this age of cultural drought. You linked a performance by Erwin Schrott; I’ve been very impressed with him and consider both his singing and his acting in this setup of The Marriage of Figaro pronouncedly masculine: https://youtu.be/c_uN1nWUguc (Uploaded it just now in order to show you guys here).

  4. Plus knowing this stuff shames women…Flaunt your knowledge of real shit …show the gals how dumb they are

  5. I enjoy 19th Century Russian authors for much the same reason: Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; Lermontov; Chekhov etc.

  6. Excellent. I am one who hated opera growing up, but later found they are beautiful and tell important stories. The music in madam butterfly is just incredible, and the story of La pagliacci warns of the results of an unfaithful wife. I agree, avoid modern opera. Some of the best I’ve seen ironically was in San Francisco.

  7. it is great fun to go to opera. i went there with a hawaii shirt and shorts and got very funny looks.
    watched rusalka in the prague opera. love the music of antonin dvorak and hearing classical orchestra alone is worth the experience – just not comparable with your stereo, however good.
    i am not sure this particular one offers anything in the line of red pill understanding, though.

    1. It’s about feeling the power of the music in the moment. Similar to going to football matches and feeling the electrifying thunder and chants of the ultras, you just have to be there.
      Me and my auntie’s husband were sceptical of seeing Queen the Musical but once I was there at the theatre I loved it.

      1. i like to indulge in imagining all the directions from which the reflections of all the single instruments come. turning the head, ever so slightly, how it changes the sound.
        i imagine a musical would be more akin to a concert. my last one was parov stelar. i was there with a girl i found very hot, but i couldn’t control my emotions, so i decided to simply stand in the first line and watch what the singers and saxophonists do with their faces while hearing the accompanying sound. what a joy to see mastery.

        1. my dad uses to say that ‘art’ comes from ‘skill’, which makes more sense in my native language: ‘umeni’=art, ‘umet’=to be able to.
          somebody here proposed the definition that art is something that makes you reflect on yourself, but i think that is a naive and even dangerous belief. how can you contemplate a piece of art without also contemplating and opening yourself up to the artist that created it?

        2. Yeah, yeah, mastering a skill so well that practice becomes a pleasure to watch. Think Cristiano Ronaldo with the ball, he’s so damn good at what he does even simple ball manoeuvres seem beautiful to the eye.
          As for opening yourself up to the artist that created it, hmmm, there is a fine line between listening to his/her music because of who they are and simply admiring the craft.

  8. Excellent article! My grandparents were from Italy and they would play operas on the old records, as well as, Italian folk music. Even as a small child, opera resonated within me very powerfully and it is the primary music I listen to, to this day. I still remember seeing my first opera, I was a teenager and completely slack-jawed the entire time. It was truly a masterpiece. Starting with Italian opera, it took me awhile to appreciate Wagner, truly Wagner is something you have to watch to appreciate and yes it is absolutely masculine to its core. I hope that folks will try to go to at least one opera, it can completely change the way you perceive modern entertainment, because modern music just pales in comparison.

  9. Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust is a great one too both musically and for it’s remarkably red pill undertones. It serves as a stark warning to all blue pillers of the endgame for their white knighting. For Faust, he quite literally goes to hell for his white knighting, needlessly saving an undeserving woman from facing the consequences of her irresponsible actions.
    Parsifal is a great one too, arguably Wagner’s greatest and most underrated work. Hard to screw up too for new SJW-inspired creative directors.

    1. The great thing is if you take a date, there is the underlying message of warning to her, not something you are ever going to be left with after leaving the movie theater. Don’t slut around, don’t cuckold, don’t fuck with the natural order of the sexes. This entire production, dozens of performers, hundreds in suits and tuxedos, the timeless music, all this reinforces the underlying simple message and the themes are typically anti-feminist.

  10. Cool! I’ll have to try this stuff out. I went to NYC in Christmas of 2009 to see Handel’s “Messiah” and I thought it was awesome.

  11. An excellent article and I really hope it encourages some readers to give opera a try.
    It can be daunting, the famous names and the foreign languages. My recommendation is to research an opera a bit before listening, to get an idea what is happening, in the case of Wagner’s works get one of the countless books published explaining the philosophy too – he was a serious philosopher in his own right and some of his operas make little sense without an understanding of history and philosophy.
    I wasn’t brought up with opera but have since my late teens made more and more of an effort to understand it. And unlike a 3 minute pop song it does take effort and time to appreciate even if you listen to one in English. By contrast you will find far more nourishment in opera and in the same way one can say about great literature and art it can provide a lifetime of fun, learning, thought and passion and though it takes time to get into you will be listening to Wagner many decades hence when Jay Z and Beyonce and their meaningless music are completely forgotten.
    It’s an essential part of western civilisation and a level of high art that no previous or subsequent civilisation has matched. It is frightening to think we have gone from Mozart and Wagner to rap music in such a sport space of time; we often speak of a decline in the west but in cultural terms it looks more like a collapse. I was brought up listening to rock music and pop music. And some of it has some artistic merit and while much of it is rubbish in any intellectual sense it can be enjoyable and there is nothing wrong with having fun or wanting music to listen to in the gym. It is however on an intellectual level utterly empty compared to opera. Yes I know the Beatles took a lot of drugs and thought about being “free” but Wagner devoted his life to philosophy, spent over 20 years working on one masterpiece and was an intellect strong enough to at times dominate Nietzsche. There is no comparison.
    My recommendation to start with Wagner is Tristan and Isolde. Nietzsche had the following to say about it:
    “Tristan and Isolde is the real opus metaphysicum of all art… insatiable and sweet craving for the secrets of night and death… it is overpowering in its simple grandeur […] I simply cannot bring myself to remain critically aloof from this music; every nerve in me is atwitch, and it has been a long time since I had such a lasting sense of ecstasy as with this overture.”
    He further stated:
    “Even now I am still in search of a work which exercises such a dangerous fascination, such a spine-tingling and blissful infinity as Tristan — I have sought in vain, in every art.”
    To truly appreciate it one will need to learn and read about the philosophy of Schopenhauer that had a huge impact on Wagner. The story itself is beautiful and haunting, the music revolutionary for its time, the philosophical element deep, right into the very music itself as Wagner tried to give us a peek into what lies behind apparent realities in life. Yes it is daunting but it can be tackled even by someone who doesn’t speak German. Bryan Magee wrote a book called “Wagner and Philosophy” – it is a very good and serious book which is nevertheless aimed at someone new to the subject. It’s an excellent introduction to Wagner the man as well as his music. And most of all though don’t forget to relax and enjoy the music and singing.
    Think of that level of learning and culture when Obama invites Jay Z to the White House and ponder how far and fast the West has fallen.

    1. Well, if opera hit its peak over 100 years ago, maybe “pop culture” is not to blame.
      What causes this stagnation and worship of the past within the art form?

    2. Tristan and Isolde. Yes! But beware of shitty recordings. My first complete opera was a crap recording of Tristan und Isolde and I was cringing the entire time I listened to it.
      Great comment by the way, Jimmy.
      And if anyone is looking for a start to their start, go on and pick a great excerpt from the opera, one which is often included in Wagner compilations/overtures/etc.: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod [Prelude and “Love-Death”]. At least look up the damn plot before listening to it–for your own sake.
      I got dizzy the first time I heard this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD38QAEZZqg
      If you want to see the “opera” version rather than just hearing the orchestra, then check this version of the Liebestod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLoHcB8A63M
      I’m blessed to have seen a live performance of this by “Music at Pamona College” over a year ago. Anyone in the LA area needs to check out this venue. After five years in the LA area, I came to prefer them to the LA Phil and the Pac Symphony… these students, their profs and their programs are phenomenal. Their senior recitals are even worth a go. I used to race home from work every Friday/Saturday (when they were in season) to see their stuff. All shows are FREE.

  12. Wagner is a must. Der Ring des Nibelungen is a pinnacle of German and European cultural achievement. So dark, yet so majestic…

  13. The “OST” to those operas are worth listening to by themselves. I can spend an evening listening to various pieces by Richard Wagner, for instance.
    I think my biggest issue is the “suspension of disbelief” I have to endure when everything is sung out (as brilliant as those pieces are). I guess I like things a bit more… natural.
    And yeah, it’s fun being able to ID all those 19th century (some earlier, some a little later) pieces when they get used.
    Right now, though, I’m enjoying the military marches of yesteryear.

    1. Opera is extreme in many ways. It always fascinates me when opera fans think that liking this stuff is just the most normal thing in the world and somehow “required”.
      Not it’s not. It’s extremely over the top, overly long and the oh so great singing is unintelligible (no matter what language). The stories are boiler plate, ah I mean timeless, and mostly irrelevant to the present.
      I don’t expect anybody to understand my enjoyment of progressive death metal either.

  14. Great article.
    Only one small suggestion to those reading…a superb introduction to opera is the movie Amadeus. Forget the historical flaws. It introduced me at a young age to symphonic and operatic music and will be forever grateful.
    Being in the form of a movie…one with stellar acting, writing and of course, music…it will appeal to the uninitiated.
    One piece of interesting, slightly red pill dialogue from the movie, when Mozart is attempting to defend his choice of Le Figaro as a libretto…
    Mozart, “Why must we go on and on about old, dead legends?”
    Baron van Swieten, “Because they do! At least what they represent. The immortal in all of us. His Majesty, just as you and I.”
    Mozart has nothing to say to this, despite his yearning for progress in the musical field.
    Just interesting…for the operatic novice, I think that movie is a great starting point…but starting point only.

  15. Whatever you do, don’t kill the father of your last pickup in a duel, then invite his statue in the cemetery to have dinner with you. . .

  16. I admit that I lack the attention span for opera and classical music, though I appreciate it’s skill and passion.

    1. Yeah, as the years passed since college graduation I have been able to appreciate it more and more, and it helps if you do a little research or reading before hand, but modern society has destroyed our ability to have an attention span or sit and understand a moving musical piece for more than a few minutes. I often find myself even getting bored sitting through a 2 hour movie, and those are filled with pointless chase scenes and CGI to keep the audience engaged.
      I saw Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, which is a masterpiece and while I was unprepared beforehand, I did enjoy reading the lyrics during the performance, which give the piece a new meaning to me. The story is about the “Wheel of Fortune” (Chance, or Fate, not Pat Sajak) and the story of a man taking a young virginal lover. It is incredibly redpill and romantic at the same time and gave my chills during the performance. Some excerpts:
      “Where is the lover I knew? Ah!,He has ridden off! Oh! Who will love me? Ah!” – woman in despair because she lost a man, so she employs deceit and deception to trap and fool another:
      “Shopkeeper, give me colour to make my cheeks red, so that I can make the young men love me against their will. Look at me, young men! Let me please you! ”
      “I give myself to vice, unmindful of virtue, I am eager for the pleasures of the flesh more than for salvation. My soul is dead so I shall look after the flesh”
      – riding the cock carousel will do this
      “Cupid flies everywhere seized by desire. Young men and women are rightly coupled. The girl without a lover misses out on all pleasures; she keeps the dark night hidden in the depth of her heart; it is a most bitter fate”
      THE WALL!
      Highly recommend this piece.

  17. What an awesome article. That being said, I went to see the Wagner Ring cycle a couple years ago, and it was just too too boring!!!

  18. Two fine recent articles. The last one about the decay of society & this one, about a subject I admittedly have no experience or expertise in. Author has convinced me somewhat. Is it really over after the fat lady sings?

  19. I very much enjoyed the article, thanks. My old man introduced me to Classical music at a young age thankfully. It has helped me to better understand as well as enjoy other genres of music. Cherish your Father, I miss mine.
    Classical seperates the men from the boys.

  20. Go to your local orchestra/symphony. That type of talents won’t be around in 20 years. You will see something unique. Take a lady with you. They will be impressed that you have some culture.

    1. ” Take a lady with you. They will be impressed that you have some culture.”
      I hear what your sayin’ but that only was true when society was normal. Today’s contemporary females all is getting lost on them; art is lost on them, classics are lost on them, etc. Now it’s all about drugs and the next thing that can amuse their feeble little hormonal driven minds. They are glorified children.

      1. Absolutely true.
        So many people care for nothing but alcohol and the next cool drug to snort. It is vomit inducing when you think about the life that is voluntarily wasted when so many others are dying.
        I, and many others in my area, have drug addicted exes. It would be nice for any newcomers to the club to have an article letting them know what to expect.

    2. Agreed it is almost certainly less popular, but the Asian tiger moms are forcing their kids to study this stuff still, so there’s a chance we will still have the talent in the future, but with much fewer white performers. Actually I’m pleased to see a resurgence in popularity of classical music. My city lost the symphony due to lack of interest a decade ago; it is back now and I see maybe 5-10% of the audience is 20s or younger, which is encouraging.

      1. The orchestra in my town has done a very good job of reaching out to younger people. What they are finally getting around to understanding is that younger professionals these days don’t have the disposable cash to purchase subscriptions at the same rates those in their 40’s to 60’s pay. So they offer reduced rates for some shows and imagine that young people show up. My point always was “why not’ because what good is an orchestra playing to an empty room. Offer young people under 30 a $20 ticket and give them discounted drink coupons and boom Saturday night doesn’t look like the entire audience is about 5 years from death anymore.

  21. Good article, man. Aint nothin wrong with opera and your reasons are valid. Being well rounded means having a respect and appreciation for the classics.
    That said, some pop tunes are translating nicely to opera. Check out Paul Potts cover version opera style (lyrics translated into italian) of Whiter Shade Of Pale :

  22. Phantom of the opera is an interesting one, dark mysterious man attracts chick into his lair.

  23. I may not seen an opera performance play yet, I was introduced to Andrea Bocelli during my childhood. Gotta love when I hear him sing on pandora…..safely my generation lost its taste on class :/

  24. I’ve been considering going to an opera just to see what the fuss was about. I thank you for the recommendations as I didn’t want to get stuck in some feminist propaganda for 2 hours.
    I do have to say I would be surprised if I found any ‘classy’ women my age. You can’t even find women under 35 – 40 that know the difference between 5 and 50 dollar bottles of wine.

      1. What marketing? I’m not talking about difference in brands. I’m talking about age. Generally you will pay more for an older wine, which in most cases gives it a better flavor than the stuff you buy at Walmart.

    1. You may or may not at the opera–I don’t have experience there, but I would assume this is incorrect. Go to the symphony some time. Always some classy women there, of all ages. Sure, there aren’t that many 20 year olds, but they are there. But I don’t go to these events to pick up women. I am there for my own enjoyment, perhaps with a date of my own, perhaps not. I’d love to meet a hot young knockout who enjoys classy cultured entertainment, but that’s not the reason I’m there.

  25. What bothers me about opera is that its development is pretty much stuck in 1900. All the conflict between kings and queens is irrelevant. Yes you might find a few red pill truths here and there but most of it celebrates chivalry.
    On a side note, pretty much any art form that doesn’t tackle Islam is cowardly.

    1. What do you mean by “development”? That no new opera is being written? If so, then the author’s point is made–opera is a great glimpse into the past of a masculine time and place with important lessons to be learned.
      Are you saying Islam does or doesn’t “tackle Islam”? Islam is a pretty minor part of my life. Even Christianity has minimal influence, and I live in a country that is 75% Christian.

  26. I am left with no words to express how this article represents a base step for us men to learn a valuable cultural and intellectual lesson. Thank you Jean-Batave for this incredible contribution. On a side note, whenever there is a play due in the city where I live, I always find a way to go, be it accompanied by a beautiful girl, or by my self. I find opera, orchestra, and theatre to be an open gateway to the arts. I find these artistic events to be a touch of the divine, described as Michellangelo depicted it in his painting ,,The Creation Of Adam”. If ROK was an auditorium I would stand up and applaud. So thank you, once again.

    1. Classical opera, like its counterparts in music and theater, can still be enjoyed today in live performances because they’re bits of the old culture frozen in time. Strong followings prevent them from being tampered with, despite many of their themes running counter to modern ideas of acceptability. This means that even in radically modernist capitals throughout Europe and NA, they can serve as secret portals, hiding in broad daylight, that allow us to be temporarily transported to different and better times.
      Curiously enough, the very people who perform these pieces will likely be radical themselves, but they unknowingly carry on traditions that their own personal ideals stand in complete opposition to.

  27. I feel like I’m ranting and trolling when I point out this “red pill” manosphere stuff was not invented a few years ago, but has been the same for millenia as reported in the history books. Human nature hasn’t changed.
    It’s more prevalent now under the guise of freedoms, but Cleopatra was no different. Her only weapon against the roman was her sluttiness. And it worked.
    Manosphere writers think they invented this shit lol
    In those days calling a woman a butterfly was the same as promiscous.
    One of the most popular opera tunes is titled “The woman is mobile” ie she gets around.

    1. Here’s the full verse:
      “La donna e’ mobile, qual piuma al vento. Muta d’accento, e di pensiero. Sempre un amabile, leggiadro viso, in pianto o in riso, è menzognero.”
      Woman is fickle like a feather in the wind. She morphs her accent (words) and her thoughts. An adorable, pretty face, that always lies to you whether she’s crying or laughing.
      And it continues even stronger:
      “È sempre misero, chi a lei s’affida, chi le confida, mal cauto il cuore!”
      Always miserable is he who trusts himself to her, who carelessly opens his heart to her.
      “Pur mai non sentesi, felice appieno, chi su quel seno,
      non liba amore!
      Even though one is never fully happy, who can avoid feasting in love when upon those breasts!
      From Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto”. How’s that for a dose of red pill? One of the best summaries of male – female relationships you’ll ever find in so few words. 🙂

      1. On the other side it seems that men have lost the skill or artful communication. Direct slut shaming may make a man feel better, but it’s just bitterness.
        Smirking and telling her she’s like a butterfly enjoying the flowers in the garden will make her that little mind of hers work in a much more positive way towards you.

  28. Don’t sleep on “Magic Flute’ as a great way to introduce the young to the glory of opera but they have to see a performance of it, not listen to a recording. And for us men, we live in a period of the most gorgeous, talented divas ever: Elina Garanca, Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko (“zaftig” as the Germans say but luscious none the less), Joyce DiDonato, Angela Gheorghiu. And, of course, Diana Damrau. Male opera fans live in a wonderful time now.

  29. 5 Reasons Why Classical Opera Should Be Your New Masculine Hobby
    You’re fighting a loosing battle like King Canute fighting the coming tide.
    Mos of young people 15 to 40 years old are addicted to n*** rap !

  30. Wonderful article. Opera indeed represents the pinnacle of everything that’s great in western culture. Multiple great art forms rolled into one (music composition, music performance, singing, acting, dancing ..), and represents the ideals, principles and themes that have inspired men since forever. My dad was an opera tenor, and my late uncle was a world renowned tenor in the 50s and 60s, so the art holds a special place in my heart also for that reason. 10/10

  31. about time someone on this site wrote an article expanding on the glories of WELL executed opera. these are stories full of red-pill wisdom (which if anything is knowledge known by our forebears) which we are slowing piecing together from the wreck that is the last 50 years. i would also recommend the pear fishers from Bizet. another tale of how a single vag can wreck the bonds of brotherhood and ruin a society when left unchecked

    1. Strange to see Opera praised as manly. I can quite remember a time when showing any interest in it was called ‘sissy’. What has changed?

  32. You had me with the image of Egil 🙂
    Very good post. No opera in the town I live in now, but did book tickets for a baroque concert right after I was done reading. Thanks for kicking my but with this text.

  33. “You won’t see the fat leftist knobjockey with electric blue hair and cheek piercings.”
    Shh!
    Don’t wake them.

    1. Unfortunately, you’ll see just that type creature at the San Francisco Opera House. There are fewer in the audience than on the street, granted, but they are still there.

  34. Great article. I got into Opera some years back. If anyone here is totally new and wants basic advice on the art (including what versions to download*, so you can avoid sh*tty recordings) pick up Fred Plotkin’s Opera 101. Don’t be put off by the size — it’s very much a book you dip into. Packed with more information than you can ever use.
    *(I still listen to CDs, but I accept my minority status in this case).

  35. As a case in point: look at what others can do, when Western Patriarchy provides them with the material, opportunity and incentive:

    I will freely admit that Ms. Norman performs this piece very well, impeccably well. The Western Patriarchy has contributed the sublime music, the vocal training techniques, the amazing audio-visual technology and high living standards required for all of the above; Ms. Norman has contributed a lot of discipline and talent, and the narcissism required to make a music video which is one long, close-up shot of her feeling her feelings in a flamboyant outfit.
    If the White Male Patriarchy had not come along, the people who claim to have been “oppressed” just might not have ever had the opportunity to sing so beautifully or live so well. We men should not forget that we are not rightly regarded as the oppressors, but as the ennoblers and civilizers of the world. I would hate to think that any men of this forum could have *less* of an appreciation of our sublime musical tradition, than Ms. Norman who has had it land in her lap, as it were.

  36. I totally agree with this article as recently I when to see Mozart’s Don Giovanni and was amaze of the clarity of the characters. How I was witnessing a course on human behaviour almost.
    I’ve never been at an opera before. The version that I’ve listen to was the opera of Paris’s filmed in Austria. It was very good. I like particularly the reafiton at the end when the blue pill men get droped by the woman he wanted to revenge ofter the dead of Don Giovanni… A few woman in the audience laugh at it/him. That was very telling 🙂

  37. Then there’s light opera like Gilbert and Sullivan with their social insights –
    “He polished the knobs so faithfully that now he is the ruler of the Queen’s Na-Vey!”
    Sounds like the perfect bureaucrat.

  38. I sincerely doubt that the author has ever seen an opera. this is some youtube copy paste with nil understanding and terrible writing. so, this is what we man should ‘evolve’ to? really 😀 take my balls, you clearly need them more than I do

  39. I was a classical musician who played in quite a few operas, and I particularly know the Wagner set well. But though the music of opera is divine the stories are such nonsense that I ignore them. As such I agree with Doctor Johnson who said it was an irrational entertainment, which I might enjoy if the mood takes me. Opera as a masculine hobby? the idea is as silly as opera itself

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