18. November 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

… is opening night for Barber of Seville. I think I’ll stay in the pit, due to it being the opening and all. We’ll see.

And yes Katarina, I’m very careful about how and when I leave. I suspect no one notices at all, aside from the folks in the pit. Still, it feels very odd to leave. And I’m guessing that some of my colleagues aren’t happy about it. (But then string players are often unhappy with us winds, and suggest they should be paid more since they play more notes!)

I did hear from a friend who plays in a major opera company orchestra and she, too, leaves for Barber. I was relieved to hear that. She, in fact, leaves after giving the A for the second act, comes in a bit before playing #13, and then goes home after finishing with that number.

Oh …
I neglected to mention there was an article in the Merc about the Figaro fellows of our production, as well as a few others. You might want to check that out!
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