28. July 2010 · Comments Off on Playing L’Elisir, Warming Up On Così · Categories: Opera, Some Assembly Required

I’m rather excited about this. So while I’m playing second oboe in Elixir, I’m usually warming up by playing the first oboe part of Così. Really. Gotta love that music! I’ve always loved Così. The overture is great fun for oboe. Ironically my favorite two arias are ones with no oboe. Go figure. But that’s okay; sitting there wrapping myself in the music is just fine by me.

Elixir is so fun, though, and when we begin the rehearsals my mind does switch over just fine. Donizetti is fun. I can’t say it’s close to as rich as Mozart, or as … well … incredible. But it’s fun. And fun is good. I currently feel a need for fun. I’ve been in worry mode, and I really enjoy the distraction of Elixir.

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