About me

Ahoy, there! I’m Marie, the keeper of this little metaphorical lighthouse in the vast sea of the World Wide Web. You can see me here kneeling before a music stand:

I’m Danish, born in 1983, and I have a master’s degree in Comparative Literature and Theatre Studies. I live in Copenhagen, but I like to think of myself as nerdy in a sense that transcends borders. I’m passionate about

  • operas (pretty much all of ’em, but especially Verdi)
  •  gender studies
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • and Edith Wharton

but also about

  • Indiana Jones
  • This video
  • and 1980s soap opera Dynasty

I blog about all these things.

I welcome comments on my entries and am looking forward to meeting you!



Disclaimer: Most of the images that appear on my blog (movie stills, album covers, production photos etc.) are not owned by me. If there is a problem concerning the copyrights for a photo or image, please contact me and I will of course remove the material in question immediately.

The header for my blog is a photo I snapped at Langelinie, Copenhagen in July 2007.

18 responses to “About me

  1. Dear Marie, I was very pleased and very amused when your review of Giulio cesare suddenly popped up on my laptop. Thanks for the kind words. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of the newly released dvd as you did out of watching a live performance. Andreas comes over even better on the screen I think, such a fab singer.
    All best wishes,
    Chris Robson

  2. atthelighthouse

    Thank you so much for your comment, Mr. Robson! A great honour to hear from you. The Giulio Cesare DVD is on my list of Christmas wishes and I am looking very much forward to re-experiencing yours and the rest of the cast’s performances.

    Best wishes

  3. Hi Marie,

    It’s so nice to get into this place when I was intending to find sth about the Idas Sommarvisa.
    Btw I am studying in Sweden now and majoring in sth like yours. Really appreciate your passion for opera and literature things. I am not so devoted in those and sometimes they seem so boring to me😦
    Anyway I’d like to thank you for your information about the summer’s song. Great help to me. I have listened to it dozens of times and love it so much!~

  4. atthelighthouse

    Hi Ling,
    You’re welcome! I’m glad I was able to help out with Little Ida’s song – it’s truly a little musical gem and, as you can probably tell, very special to me.

    And thank you very much for your kind, encouraging words about my opera and literature blog entries. It’s always nice to hear from someone who appreciates the blog – and even more so when it’s coming from someone who doesn’t unconditionally share my nerdy passions😉.

    Good luck with your studies!


  5. Hi there:)

    I was watching the 3rd Rock From The Sun episode where Dr. Liam Neesam sings karaoke and I didn’t know what he was saying when he told everyone to sit down, so when I googled it and found out that you had it on your site, seeing that you put it as one of the top 10 operatic moments in TV/movies just made my day! I look forward to listening to Das Rheingold and hopefully I can listen to it without bursting into peals of laughter lol!

    I have your little lighthouse bookmarked and I look forward to reading some more of your content that you have written up. All the best to you, hope the days are good to you:)


  6. atthelighthouse

    Hi Phil,
    Glad to meet another 3rd Rock from the Sun fan! That scene is absolutely hilarious.
    And I’m honoured to hear that you have bookmarked me:).
    All the best to you, too

  7. Susan Gauthier

    I love your blog. Seriously. Love it. I should also mention that I never read anyone’s blog – in fact – you’ve just witnessed the first two times in my life that I’ve typed the word “blog” (that’s three…) Your comments on “BH 90210”, one of my all time favorite guilty and secret pleasures, have had me laughing out loud for the last few hours! Thank you!

    • atthelighthouse

      Dear Susan
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it, and I’m so glad to hear that I’ve been able to amuse a fellow 90210 lover!

      Kind regards

  8. Hello, thanks for following my blog, i havent posted in a while, but i like the look of your blog, so ive clicked to follow it, hopefully i’ll update more sometime, i actually still havent figured out all of wordpress yet. Are you a Mahler fan? We both like Indianna Jones, i think The Last Crusade is my fave of the bunch, what about you?

  9. atthelighthouse

    Hi there, Philosophy of Music – I apologise for this late reply. Thank you for following my blog. I do hope you update your own blog soon, it looks intriguing. I can’t claim to be an expert of Mahler myself, but yes, I do like Mahler a lot.

    “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is my favourite Indiana Jones movie, but I do like “Last Crusade”, too, which takes second place for me.


  10. Bernardo Franssen

    Hi, I am Bernardo Franssen. Born and raised in Mexico. Born in 78, The fall of the Berlin Wall was indeed one of the first world events that I clearly remember, the first for me was the great earthquake that happened in Mexico city in 85 when my dad was also stuck to the TV watching our city reduced to rumble. not happy at all as your dad was to see the Berlin wall come down. This is the first time ever that I write in somebodies blog! jaja.

    I am a liver surgeon just about to move to NY city.

    Reading about your account on “alvin and the chipmunks” really moved me. I can’t believe I share something so meaningful that came from something so insignificant as a cartoon and so did you!


  11. Betty Mulligan

    Your website came up in a search for Cherie Lunghi and Jane Seymour. Like you, they remind me very much of each other. Have you any information about whether or not they are related? Perhaps cousins or such?



  12. Wow, Verdi, Indiana Jones, *and* Kubrick? That’s a potent combo. I’m very impressed.

  13. Hi, I enjoyed reading your review of blossom. You seem like a deep and neat woman.

  14. So you love opera and especially Verdi? There’s hope for you yet! This love partially redeems your embrace of the myth of progress, consequent chronological snobbery, and compulsive ironic pose borne of assumed stratospheric superiority. Brava!

    Let’s hope your love also extends to Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti, along with J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.

    And let’s also hope you have the good taste to EXCLUDE con-artists like John Cage, all rock noise, and graphic con-artists like Picasso and Pollack.

    The truly open mind constantly discriminates, as it never stops clearing away the clouds of error seeking to obscure its vision of the sun.

  15. This morning, while listening to NPR, there was a segment on the poet Robert Pinski and how he loves poetry not for the meaning, but for the sound of the words. He read a portion of a poem by Silvia Plath (You are the baby in the barn) and I wished to read the entire poem and found it here. Now I am distracted by your entire blog, which is a good thing. I have bookmarked it to peruse. Have you heard of Glimmerglass Festival?

    • I’m glad to hear that I was able to help out with the Sylvia Plath poem! Thank you so much for leaving a message, and such a kind one at that.
      I’ve heard of the Glimmerglass Festival, but sadly I have never gone. I just looked it up again – the 2013 productions look great!

  16. Adam from Poland
    I am so happy that I have found Your blog again.

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