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July 25, 2009

TT: The latest from Santa Fe

• Deborah Baker of the Associated Press recently interviewed Paul Moravec and me about The Letter:

Gunshots. A dead lover. A cigarette-puffing leading lady whose neck could end up in a noose. Welcome to "opera noir."

The Santa Fe Opera's latest original offering, "The Letter," is classic opera mayhem in a compact, stylish package....

To read the story, go here.

• Mary Charlotte, the host of Santa Fe Radio Café, which airs every Friday on KSFR-FM, Santa Fe's public radio station, interviewed Paul and me about The Letter just before Thursday's final dress rehearsal. To listen to her program in streaming audio or download it as a podcast, go here.

• To read the Santa Fe New Mexican's interview with Patricia Racette, star of The Letter, go here.

• To read the Santa Fe New Mexican's interview with Tom Ford, costume designer of The Letter, go here.

• An old friend writes:

The all-time best wish for a First Night was Noël Coward's telegram to Gertrude Lawrence--"May you have a warm hand at your opening"--but it doesn't quite work in this case. So let me just wish you all success and sane and smart reviews.

Sounds good to me.

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In a few minutes I'll dress and depart for the theater where The Letter is about to be performed for the first time. My heartfelt thanks to all who've sent messages of encouragement in the past few hours. We are full of hope!

And now, here goes nothing....

Posted July 25, 2009 8:45 AM

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