24. April 2009 · Comments Off on Cafe Trieste · Categories: Links, Opera, Other People's Words

A few words about Opera:
I’m a big opera fan, and I’m so happy that the performers, musicians, and staff at Opera San José are our regular customers. I make sure I see every opera performed at the California Theatre and went to see Carmen last night, and I have to say it is absolutely one of the best operas I’ve ever seen. If you’ve never been to the opera, Carmen is an ideal one to start with and one of those where you soon find out you know all the songs already. All the artists are amazing, and I am definitely going to squeeze in another performance before they close on May 3.

After the performance we had a party at the café for all the cast and crew, and it was a special occasion for principal baritone Krassen Karagiozov as he received his US citizenship yesterday and celebrated by playing jazz versions of the Carmen tunes on the piano. Congratulations Krassen!

This is from an email I received from Roger Springall, of Cafe Trieste, a place I visit when I’m downtown. (We orchestra folk weren’t invited to the little party, but I’m guessing they don’t have room for quite that many, so I’m not going to have hurt feelings. For now.) I can recommend their coffee, of course, along with the soups I’ve had, and their delicious lemon bars.

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