Sometimes when I’m feeling gloomy, I go on Youtube and listen to every version of Parto, Parto I can find.
Oh fail. I forgot to bring Wolfie and Ludwig with me. I guess I’m traveling sans diva composers this time. Probably for the better - they probably would have started fighting over the sopranos at the Opera News Awards. They can sit home and…fester. lol.
I am currently at the BSO, waiting for Mozart’s Requiem to start, and this guy behind me, who is wearing too much cologne, just said Don Giovanni is a dumb opera. [insert all the gifs of annoyance and disappointment in the human species].
June 27, 1789
I hardly had time to wrestle myself out of my costume before people were knocking on my dressing room door. I wanted so badly to take off my stage makeup but the insistent sound from the other side of the door would not permit such a luxury. I pulled on my ordinary clothes (what a relief to be in a dress again!) and attempted to calm my wig-inflicted hair.
Two bouquets of flowers had been waiting on my dressing table when I came in after the curtain call; one of them had a card from Vincenzo, but the other was unlabeled. I grabbed them before rushing to the door and opening it to the flood of people.
Vincenzo met me first.
“Brava!” he said, kissing my cheek. “That was one hell of a debut.”
The next part in Kim’s novella!!!!!
I got most of Mozart covered, but I still need a couple of more suggestions. And then it’s ALL THE PUCCINI OPERAS.
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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
-Idomeneo re di Creta
-Orphée aux enfers
-La fanciulla del West