One reason I'd find it hard working in an office would be looking at the same people year after year after year. When we really enjoy working on one production with a certain cast we tend to really miss them when it's all done. The flip side of that is obvious. Good bye, and good riddance to that soprano** who was more interested in "winning" rather than making theater.
The photo from this article; an interesting review of the production.
Nederlands Opera Don Carlo starts today. And I'm determined from the outset to devote substantial time to the blog and to twitter.
But you didn't expect anything TODAY, did you?! I gotta unpack!
Oh, all right. A question:
WHO IS DON CARLO*?
All comments appreciated.
*from Nico Castel's VERDI ANTHOLOGY p. 4 "It is of note that the historical Carlos was an ungainly, hunchbacked, epileptic, addited to practically every vice and aberration. He was also slightly insance, a genetic inheritance from his aunt, Junana la Loca (Juana the Mad). Schiller's hero bears absolutely no resemblance to the historical Carlos!"
[bold and exclamation are Nico's. I think he feels strongly about his point. I wonder how he'd greet Philip Himmelmann on the street.]
**Seriously?! You didn't think I would tattle, did you? Shame on you.