Friday, October 24, 2008

Gratitude - Day 167

So, I'm playing around with a new format for the blog here - trying to find a way to get a better display for some of my photos...it will most likely be a work in progress for a bit, but for now:

Gratitude - Day 167
I'm grateful for the wonderful mind and talent of Michael Yeargan - the wizard of set design! I have stood on a number of his beautiful sets before, but have never had the pleasure of meeting him, until this particular production of Beatrice and Benedict here in Houston. He radiates joy, enthusiasm and imagination, and that is perfectly translated into his gorgeous designs - the kinds that make you want to jump into the middle of it and BE a part of the show. It's such a wonderful bonus to see someone who ENJOYS their work so very much!

We had a wonderful sitzprobe this evening: our Maestro elicits a wonderful tapestry of colors from the orchestra (I KNEW that hearing the gossamer orchestration would bump up my enthusiasm level!), and he brings a special energy and delicacy to the piece, which also adds perfectly to the mix! One week to opening!!!

5 comments:

Gi said...

While you're working in Houston, I'm listening to Furore and to Lamenti; I got both from amazon.co.uk and am enjoying them enormously - and posted a plug for Furore on my blog.

Brian said...

-love the new format Joyce! Your images deserve the extra bandwidth for sure! Here's to a great final week of rehearsal on that lovey stage!

Larissa said...

The new format works well. When the picture first came up, I only saw the top of the picture, and thought it was the exterior of Wortham with the moon in the back ground, the composition looks so real. It really is a great set.

Dolcevita said...

gi, glad you love "Furore". All the tunes are fantastic. I still love Ariodante the most & of cours "Crude furie degli orridi abissi...: ;)

Mei said...

Great improvement... Now your photos have more space for display...

Looking forward to Furore tour kick off in Madrid...