Richard Scheinin loved Scott Bearden. And most of the rest of the cast most of the time. He just didn’t like us. Or not at the beginning anyway. And for the rest there is silence, so I assume the worst. Because that’s the way I am. (I used to have a fortune taped in my reed case: “Hope for the best, assume the worst.” Yeah. I’m pathetic that way!)

Oh well.

Review here.

I still think I played well. Really.

But of course now major doubts will creep in. I hate when that happens. You think you are good but that bad voice starts whispering, “You are a sham!”

Welcome to my life. Heh.


  1. I understand. He didn’t mention the chorus except in the same passing way (“took some time to cohere”). I guess that means we eventually cohered, but I would have appreciated some other mention.

    I’m glad he liked the performance, and Scott, of course. But I worry when one performer gets the lion’s share of praise, only because I picture Joe Reader saying “we need to make sure we see this Rigoletto, and not the other guy”.

  2. I wonder if he’ll review the other cast as well; he often does. So I guess we’ll see.

    Ahhhh … the chorus! You guys rarely get noticed, eh? I know how it feels ….

  3. Yep, I think we’re very much in the same boat. But you’ll be happy with the end of the Metro review. Whereas we lowly choristers only got mentioned in passing in a sentence about the direction (“…Lorna Haywood shrewdly deploys her cast of characters and choristers to fine theatrical effect”).

    Such is the life.