For AOL members, the best thing extant for opera chat is the Classical Chat
Room. Just jump right in and say "Hi, I enjoy opera and Opera-L" and see what
response you get. Hope to see you there sometime. Some wonderful and
dedicated Opera-L people are working on a chat room for members of all ISPs.
Saturday morning, at 9:30 AM Pacific time, the phone will be disconnected and
I will be glued to the radio to hear Lohengrin. After the performance, I will
go to AOL Classical Chat and maybe meet some of you there.
(PS I bought tickets today for Alfred Brendel's recital appearance here in San
Diego on April 17th. I certainly look forward to that!)