04. March 2014 · Comments Off on Thank you, David Rohrbaugh! · Categories: Opera

Dan and I were able to get home in time for me to attend the final act of Opera San José’s Madama Butterfly. I sat in the pit and just enjoyed. It was David Rohrbaugh’s final performance as music director, so I’m so very glad I was able to attend!

A few weeks prior Dan met up with as many of the orchestra that could make it and took a lovely group photo that was then presented to David at a reception following the performance. I think David was quite pleased with it.

David has been with Opera San José from the very start, and I will miss him. I can’t even imagine how many operas he and I have done together. I can guarantee it’s been a lot!

Here is Dan setting up, along with Isabelle Chapuis and Melinda Rayne. I should have thought to bring a better camera. This is using an iPhone:


It’s nearly impossible to get a good shot of the stage from the pit when one is using an iPhone, but it’s all I had with me so it’ll have to do. Here you see Frank Fiscalini and David, with the cast and house manager (I hope I’m getting his title right!) James Hilmer:


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