09. September 2006 · Comments Off on Romeo et Juliette: Opening Night · Categories: imported, Ramble

Tonight is opening night for Opera San José. And of course I’m sick. Isn’t that par for the course? Seems so.

I often get sick when the season begins. I’m not sure if it’s that I’m back to work, or if it’s that kids are back to school. Being a private instructor means that I deal with a lot of school-aged kiddos and I know they can bring me all sorts of wonderful bugs. I’m being much more careful these days about playing students’ reeds, but there are times I simply can’t avoid tooting on them; it’s the only way I can really figure out whether it’s student, oboe or reed sometimes. So there you go.

In any case, I’m taking it very easy, and attempting to get a lot of rest. I taught a couple of students this morning who were willing to deal with my sniffling, but this afternoon’s students cancelled and this is allowing me to take it easy and feel sorry for myself. (I love doing the latter, you know? I’m a musician, remember!)

Opening night is always fun, and tonight should be extra special, what with our new singers and all. As long as I can keep the sniffling under control and deal with my horrendous sinus headache I think I’ll make it. (What other choice do I have, after all?)

Now back to resting.

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