I just read this online:

The musicians, led by conductor David Rohrbaugh, began to softly play as the audience took their seats.

Um … we don’t actually play softly at the beginning of the opera, and the audience is already seated, unless they are late. I found this rather curious!


  1. The tuning must have appeared thematic.

  2. AH, so THAT’S it, Beth. Thanks!

  3. Yeah, my dad composed that tune (tuning). He told us so!

  4. Okay, you gotta fill me in, Nancy … who’s your dad?!

  5. He split his infinitive, too. Some journalist!

  6. Ah well, I’ve been known to split infinitives as well. Wouldn’t ya know?