Sorry I’ve been absent for a while! Now that the sleep-away part of music camp is over we’ve moved on to daily rehearsals, and being a TA keeps me very busy. I imagine I’ll be more productive after the concert on Friday.
Anna Netrebko in her many different forms.
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Those who saw Lully say that he was excellent for keeping everything to do with an opera on the right lines. He knew how to break a violin across a badly disciplined musician’s back, how to lecture a dancer in highly expressive terms, and how to give a few blows to a distracted actor, all in the most noble and exemplary manner possible.
Jean Laurent Le Cerf de la Viéville in his book Comparaison de la musique italienne et de la musique françoise (1705) as cited in Evan Baker’s book From the Score to the Stage: An Illustrated History of Continental Opera Production and Staging (via operanerd
Music camp was fun, and the kids were great! But one of the counselors broke his leg while playing capture the flag, so there’s that.
I’m going to be a counselor at a youth orchestra camp this weekend. Hopefully nobody gets stung by a scorpion this year.
L’incoronazione di Poppea - Claudio Monteverdi
Pur ti miro, pur ti godo