(2) Wonderful friends. (Sorry, no link for that! You'll have to find some of your own.)
(3) Song I had not heard before from opera that I only vaguely knew about that is (a) related to my studies, (b) for some reason vaguely reminiscent of the graduate life, and (c) amazing!
Thomas Merill and Dmitri Horostovsky have their versions on the Tube too, but I liked Thomas Allen's the best. And for those of you who prefer a little context and visual action with your music, there's the Keenlyside.
"Ô vin, dissipe la tristesse," from Hamlet, by Ambroise Thomas.
First, Simon Keenlyside gives us some context:
Then Mr. Allen takes it away: