26. November 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Ramble

There is an honorable tradition in opera of singers relying on a prompter to provide cues for words or entrances. But during rehearsals for the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde,” which opens on Friday night, the German tenor singing Tristan, Peter Seiffert, has been using a personal electronic prompter: an earpiece through which he can hear the cues directly.

I read it here.

I wouldn’t mind an earpiece. Not that I’d need cues, but I’d love someone to say, “Ooh, nice solo there!” or “C’mon, you know you can get that attack.”

I’d be okay with that. :-)

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