Because it is there to record moments like this. Me, Margo Garrett, and Anne Epperson together at UT. Collaborative madness! Lucky me, to stand between these two brilliant, dynamic ladies! It’s a good day under the Austin oaks.
Where did the time in Houston go? It seems like I was posting from the first Das Rheingold rehearsals just the other day. But the dress rehearsal was last night, and I am back in Austin for a few weeks of teaching. Houston, we have a problem – there are almost … Continue Reading →
“Mighty effort, never tired” – that’s what the giants use to build Valhalla, and that’s what a company uses to mount the Ring. We have been bringing the mighty effort daily for two weeks now in Houston, and tomorrow we will start running the various scenes through in preparation for … Continue Reading →
“First day of school” – even after many years in this business, that’s always the feeling of a first rehearsal. Today we begin principal rehearsals at the Houston Grand Opera for Das Rheingold, the first installment of Richard Wagner’s monumental tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. Houston is doing one opera each season for … Continue Reading →
Today I had a dream come true: I was a panelist on the Met Opera Quiz. We did our thing in the second intermission of Borodin’s Prince Igor (an impressive performance, with the Met chorus and orchestra sounding divine, and uniformly excellent singing from the soloists). The host of the quiz … Continue Reading →