July 14, 2009
TT: At the starting gate
Paul Moravec and I spent most of Monday in rehearsals for the world premiere of The Letter, and by the time I ate dinner, did a bit of grocery shopping, and got back to my condo, I was far too tired to set down anything like a coherent account of the day's activities. I did manage to tweet about the rehearsals at reasonably frequent intervals throughout the day, though, and you can see what I said by going here.
Very briefly, all is going staggeringly well at the Santa Fe Opera. We've hit a few minor bumps in the road, but no potholes, and everyone in a position to know seems to think that we're on track toward a smooth opening on July 25. Yesterday we ran through the whole opera in the rehearsal hall, and on Wednesday and Thursday we'll see it on stage for the first time--complete with orchestra. It's tempting to say that I can't wait, but the truth is that I want to savor every minute of the process. Sure, it's exhausting, but I've never had so much fun in my life.
More tomorrow...maybe. Until then, follow me on Twitter and stay up to the minute with The Letter.
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To hear my personal lullaby from last night, go here. I adore Fauré!
Posted July 14, 2009 12:00 AM