11.17.2009

11.17.09 An abundance


I am in the middle of a veritable abundance.

People.
Laughter.
Arias.
Problem-solving.
Operas.
Laughter.
Weirdness.
Musicality
Fun.
Creativity.
Fatigue.
Laughter.

Seriously, it's almost more than I can process! I slept like I was dead last night, and was still only marginally prepared for today. Needing more sleep, more caffeine, more exercise, more brain cells...my suburban brain is not used to this pace!

Some of my favorite things from the last, oh two days? (Because really? It's only been two days in the city? Crazy!) Meetings with two lovely, articulate directors. Singing...er...screaming Billy Joel tunes in the audition room with KPW. Hearing some great singing (and some great monologues on Monday) over the past two days. Seeing my first (first? shameful!) Met performance and being simultaneously awed, overwhelmed, confused and depressed all t'once. It's a harvest festival of musical sorts!

This evening is an early evening...I'm spending some quality time with Opera X (no spoilers here, folks! mostly because we haven't heard everyone yet, and thereby still don't know what repertoire we'll be doing next summer.), an excel spreadsheet and a soft hotel bed.

(And a glass of wine. While the spreadsheet won't benefit, the opera listening will, most certainly.)

My five:
  1. City lights at night.
  2. People watching.
  3. Music. Well done. Of all genres.
  4. Reconnecting.
  5. Surprises.

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