Sunday, July 28, 2013
Back again after way too long!
There were also two opera talks I gave in Boston: the first was a week before the Boston Lyric Opera's production of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, an opera whose sexual politics are as fresh and controversial today as they were when it premiered in Vienna in the late 18th century. The second was before the production of Benjamin Britten's The Prodigal Son produced by Intermezzo, The New England Chamber Opera, for which I design all the scenery and, recently, have teamed up with Fritz to write librettos for commissioned operas.
So April dragged into May and now suddenly August is staring me in the face. But I'm back and will be disciplining myself to do post at the very least twice and, i hope, three times a week. Thank you to those of you who expressed concern, especially David Nice who fully lived up to his name, and a couple of you whose names I had never encountered in the comments but to whom I am grateful for writing to make sure I was OK.
The weather has been bad this year. Our first 90+ degree day was in March (!) and we have had three week-long or more heat waves in June and July with extreme amounts of rain and humidity. The climate is changing here faster and faster; when we were planning the house in 2005 and 6, New Hampshire still had maybe one 90 degree day a year. As to the rain, some of our perennials are failing from too much water, and I have been frustrated in not being able to do much more outside work than I have.
hoorah! you have been sorely! missed! my dear old chap! lol!. where have you been! slaving away over a hot stove in preparation of a lovely roast pork! lol!.