Friday, January 23, 2009

What Are You Listening To This Weekend

Friday! That means a new episode of Battlestar Galactica. It also means it is time to share what opera I'll be listening to this weekend.

Seeing opera will actually cut into my listening of opera this weekend but these are the sacrifices we need to make from time to time. So instead of curling up on the couch with headphones I'll be putting elastic into my tuxedo and squeezing into it (fingers crossed) for Opening Night on Saturday.

Now I've seen Tosca four times already this week in various states of rehearsal but nothing beats that moment when the orchestra comes to tune and the curtain rises.

So, share your listening plans here, or, if you see Tosca on Saturday share your opening night experience with us.

Sunday I'm in the hammock with my dogs -- yes, that's one of them up above, getting a head start. It's a dog's life indeed...

Have a great weekend!

-- Edward

1 comment:

Smorg said...

That Tosca premier was a good show, I think. Sylvie Valayre is definitely an interesting Tosca... I bet she'd make a delicious Vitellia in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito. :o) I love singers who aren't afraid of varying their voice timbre for dramatic effect!

Anyhow, I'm afraid this Sunday belongs to French jazz-pop for me. I'm rediscovering Enzo Enzo, the French singer with a soulful voice and islander musical style. I went to watch a bit of the Cannon Battles on the bay (it was too windy to stay long) and her 'Pacifico' was playing in my head. It even went well with all the cannon booms! :o)