When playing opera one really needs to hear the singers. When playing opera one really needs to hear the singers. When playing opera one really needs to hear the singers.

Get the point?

I cannot hear the singers throughout much of Don G. I am pretty darn frustrated, because the solution is easy; we need at least two monitors in the pit.

Tonight’s final dress was a struggle. The singers did a few things differently. I think they should actually be allowed to do that, and we could understand where they’re coming from (and where they’re going) if only we could hear them!

Sigh.

Okay Done complaining. For tonight.

I do love the music. I think I could play Mozart all the time and I’d be a happy camper. He wrote so well for oboe. He brings me great contentment. (Except with I can’t hear the singers.)

2 Comments

  1. I love, love, love Don Giovanni. I haven’t had many opportunities to go to the opera, but Don Giovanni is one of the few I’ve seen, and I listen to a recording of it sometimes when I’m walking taking long walks. It makes sense that you would love how Mozart writes for the oboe. I’ve always liked Mozart, but  I remember liking him a lot more once I learned he’d written a concerto for oboe.

    Good luck with the opera, and I hope they can magically fix thing singer problem!

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    Well quick! Fly to San Jose! :-)

    The fix is easy and could be done, but I have this feeling it won’t happen; it costs money to put in the monitors and when things cost money they don’t happen if it’s only the orchestra making the request. We need a Powerful Voice to help us out.

    Ah well. My husband was at the rehearsal and he enjoyed it, saying he didn’t hear the problems I was grumping about, aside from one little glitch.