The orchestra began rehearsals this week for two operas, as this Opera San José set is a double bill. We are doing Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Poulenc’s La voix humaine. I’ll tell you, you go to hear and see these operas and you’ll just walk out singing happy tunes and you’ll be in quite the bubbly mood.

Or not.

… yep, people die, surprise, surprise.

I do like these operas, despite how dark they are. Or maybe I like them because of how dark they are?!

I can’t see the singers and unfortunately I’m unable to attend a tech dress this time, but I’m guessing these will be a couple of great productions. As you all know, I’m in love with opera … and this music is incredibly lush and wonderful.

So how ’bout a bit of Pavarotti?

Or maybe you’d prefer the start of La voix humaine, sung by the soprano Denise Duval, for whom the opera was written:

In other news … well … no, there is no other news. Other than this, for someone out there: mea culpa.

That is all.

04. November 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

JUST.. realized how much i missed the oboe.

04. November 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: BachTrac™ · Tags:

Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
THe Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; Ton Koopman, conductor

Overture

Air, Gavotte I & II, Bourree

Gigue

04. November 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

Sometimes I just wish I had a contrabass oboe