I was. I'd never once looked upstage.
@inter_mezzo has called it "The Parsifal you have to see." Seeing this, I'm pretty sure he meant the production, not the role. Castellucci's vision dwarfs the singer's performance. And I'm quite ok by that. I had miles to go…
After the initial meeting with Eric Lacascade in Stuttgart those miles took me to NYC, then Santa Fe, then a storage unit on Staten Island, and finally Paris to a Vestal virgin not-so-patiently waiting. After all the turmoil of the previous year, I proudly walked up to the bill board at the theater to find…my name not listed.
Not exactly a confident place to start.
Seemingly undaunted I began the first 2 days of musical work with Maestro Rhorer. I quickly saw why Eva Kleinitz had raved about him some months before in Stuttgart.
It was time to Begin Again, only this time with a secret weapon.