07. September 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Oboe, Opera, Ramble

I’ve neglected to write about the singers from last night. I thought they were fantastic! I really love the new resident artists I’ve heard, even though we hear them from under the stage, where we are seated. As much as I didn’t care much for our old rehearsal hall, I loved doing the sitzprobes there so we could see and hear the singers so well. I miss that. But I do think they all sounded fantastic last night. The audience seemed quite enthusiastic as well.

And to try and be more positive, I do believe I played well, aside from the one moment of silence. And I am guessing people wouldn’t have noticed, as they are paying attention to Tatyana singing onstage.

The funny thing is that this morning I pulled out the reed I wound up using after the silent moment. I’m astounded it worked so well, because it sure isn’t happy now. This is the joy of oboing and reeds.

Message to reeds: “One day you’re in, and the next you’re out.”

Auf wiedersehen! Tchuß! It’s time to get myself ready for work. Or reedy for work. Or something.

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