At Carmen tonight (well, should I say “last night” now, since it’s after midnight?) I saw an old acquaintance. It was great fun to chat with her and her husband for a short time. I also met one of Dan’s students and her friend. I love it when people come down to the front of the hall to say hello. I don’t feel quite so separated from the audience then.
Carmen is entirely sold out! This is great news for the opera company. They had even added one performance. I’m hoping that this trend will continue, although our next opera is by Wagner and I suspect some people are scared off by him. We are doing The Flying Dutchman, which is an early Wagner work (so maybe it won’t be as threatening to some who think of the Ring Cycle when they think of Wagner). I’ve listening to it and I’m really looking forward to playing it; there are some good oboe lines in it!
I’m not always up this late after a performance, but tonight after the show I went to pick up Jameson (our high school son) after he completed the clean up from the school’s vocal jazz performance. And when I get home I always need a bit of “down time” in order to relax. I just finished my bowl of cereal. Now you know about one of my bad habits; a bowl of cereal after a show. Recently I’ve not been doing this nearly as often because any time I do have my cereal I know I won’t sleep as well. Ah well. And to think that a few years back I could have a huge cup of caffeinated coffee late at night and still have no problem sleeping.
But I ramble.
When I should be sleeping.