Not doing very well at keeping up with the blog on a daily basis, always striving to do better. But sometimes the choice lies in creating opera or talking about it.
Photos above - Berlin Night Life cast. Soloists and Comedian Harmonists.
Photos below - snapshots from rehearsal.
Had a bad morning, but was cheered up on my way to work by this story on Weekend Edition. One of the semi-finalists in this weekend's Van Cliburn Amateur Competition talks about being an amateur musician. He appreciates the freedom of being "released from having to prove anything." Amen. All musicians - professional or amateur - do their best work when they're not trying to prove anything. But so often, those who depend on their performances for their livelihood (current or future) don't have that luxury.
The WTOC's spring newsletter is now on the WT website. Go there for more details on our season than can be gleaned from our regular web pages.