I just read that Alice Coote played oboe (she’s singing in SF Opera’s Idomeneo). Last night I was told that Torsten Kerl, who sang Paul in Die Tote Stadt, also with San Francisco Opera, played oboe. I’ve read of conductors who played oboe.

So here’s the question of the day: were they just not good enough on oboe, or did they wise up? ;-)

Kidding. Really.

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  1. ex-oboists at my school include a theory prof and the head of the school — my oboe teacher says they were smart and got out :)