22. April 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

I came home to find that Eugene Onegin is on PBS. Rats. It’s too late to record it now.

But anyway … they are now playing the Polonaise. When I did this opera the company shortened that piece quite a lot (and I believe we skipped almost all of the following piece). The only time I play the Polonaise in its entirely is during our annual Ballet San José production of The Nutcracker.

Yes, you read that correctly. I will remain silent on that subject except to say … Wow! The tempo I’m hearing now is so refreshing! Our ballet likes to really slow things down.

Opera had its moments today. Some interesting* little things occurred. I’m not sure the audience knew a thing, though. I didn’t do anything incredibly wrong, but I just felt a disconnect that I hate feeling. It happens ….

Now we have a day off. Good old Monday: catch up day. Time to dust, vacuum, and, I hope, look (and even do something about) reeds!

*Interesting … is an interesting word to use for when things go wrong, or when you don’t like something. (As in, “That dinner was … um … interesting!”) Funny … and interesting … don’t you think?

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