18. August 2010 · Comments Off on A Couple ‘o Videos · Categories: New York 2010, Videos

Nothing that includes me, but here are a few clips from last night’s event:

This first is something you never hear elsewhere!:
Act I Duet “Al fato dan legge”
Ferrando – tenor Brian Anderson
Guglielmo – baritone James Bobick

and my favorite of all, Act I Trio “Soave sia il vento”
Fiordiligi – soprano Caroline Worra
Dorabella – mezzo-soprano Jennifer Berkebile
Don Alfonso – baritone Dennis Blackwell

18. August 2010 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Just when i think i’ve got my embouchure sorted on my oboe, i go and do a silly thing… Like start playing my alto sax.. Will i ever learn!!!

18. August 2010 · Comments Off on QuickPix from Così! · Categories: New York 2010, Photos, Ramble

Dan was the photographer of the Così evening, and will be again tonight. He has sent me a few “quickies” and have given me permission to post them here for all to see … so here you go!

Michael of MMmusing (@mmmusing on twitter) was the “twhistorian”):

Jennifer (@gaspsiagore / @operamission) conducted, played harpsichord, talked, cleaned the bathrooms … oh … wait … not the last one …:

Singers Jennifer Berkebile (Dorabella) and Caroline Worra (Fiordiligi):

Singers James Bobick (Guglielmo), Brian Anderson (Ferrando) and Dennis Blackwell (Don Alfonso):

Some of the orchestra:

Yours truly (and the back of my brother’s head, along with his bassoon):

We were allowed to drink on the job … that was a first!

18. August 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Must buy oboe reeds. Seriously. Dead lips…