Tenor Sean Panikkar, “Cassio” TDO Otello 09
Karen Almond, Photo Credit
I have heard that some of my loyal readers have been wondering where I have been this summer since there haven’t been any postings since the beginning of July.
Well, I should report that I just returned from the Galapagos Islands, where I was auditioning sea lions and marine iguanas, but honestly, don’t expect any of them to appear on stage at the Winspear Opera House any time soon.
I head off this weekend to Seattle and Speight Jenkins’ last Ring cycle as general director of that company. He retires at the end of this season after thirty years with the Seattle Opera, and this promises to be a memorable production of Wagner’s magnum opus.
It boasts what looks “on paper” to be a wonderful cast and has a brilliant conductor, so I am really looking forward to going.
On another subject, I don’t know how many of you are addicted to watching this summer’s number one TV hit, America’s Got Talent on NBC, but this year there is a particularly interesting participant. [Read more…]