Well, considering the amount of use (and occasional abuse) my computer endures, it's not surprising that it needs a tune-up. I am just crossing all my fingers that not too much data is lost (yes, I am backed up, but it's still an unsettling feeling!) In the meantime my wonderful hubby is loaning me his trusty computer for the moment to give a quick update! I have mixed emotions about how dependent I am on the computer - I don't like to spend so much time with inanimate objects, but on the other hand, it truly does connect me to the world. If I can master that "moderation" idea, I think I'll be good to go. (Of course, this also affects my ability to download photos - hence the draught of photographic contributions in the last month or so!) But if the Hard Drive Doctors can work their magic, I should be up and running before too long!
Thank you all for the good wishes for our grand opening here in Chicago! Sunday was a rather strange day, and a hard show for me (details at a later date...), BUT it is Nozze. It is timeless, endless, divine, magical, perfect and sublime. Even under difficult circumstances, it lifts you up, elevates the spirit, and somehow makes everything feel right during those 3 (plus!) hours. As I've said, it just never gets old. I truly believe that if there were only one opera to save, it might just have to be this one.
I cannot begin to describe how wonderful it is to perform with such a stellar ensemble - the Lyric held nothing back in casting this show, from the very top to the very bottom. We are all wonderful friends, and the time on stage feels like recess in elementary school - we're having an absolute blast and truly delighting in each other's music making and characterizing. Color me so very lucky!!