Opera Wednesdays typically don’t leave me much time for a blog post, but it’s Ash Wednesday and I’m skipping the usual after-opera cocktails so I can attend our church’s 7pm service (please note – I’m not giving up cocktails for Lent!)
Today we saw La Fille Du Régiment and oh my it was fabulous. laugh-out-loud funny (how could it not be with Kathleen Turner – and no, she didn’t sing). and amazing singing. This is the opera with the famous “nine high C’s” aria … for a tenor. (watch here – we saw Javier Camerena today!) he gave the encore again 🙂 for this performance. so 18 high C’s! (he said in his interview with Live in HD that he typically does 40-50 high C’s when he practices … I cannot imagine…)
We also saw a preview for next month’s Die Walküre. This will be my first Wagner and I made a mental note to check out the soundtracks from Inspector Morse. He was a Wagner fan, if I’m remembering correctly.
Opera Wednesdays are also good for getting another pair of socks on the needles. I finally wound up the Arco Iris I bought back in January and started these socks for my mom. Promise a better photo of the socks soon – the yarn is really fun … but who can resist Kathleen Turner in a 20 pound costume on the Met’s stage.
In other knitting news, Albini is flying off the needles. I’m past the halfway point on sleeve #2.and yes, I’m knitting the sleeves flat … which means I’ll have to seam them (and finishing won’t be just weaving in the ends and done). But the gauge is a little loose and knitting flat means I don’t have to worry about any differences in my gauge from the body (also knit flat) or ladders. This might be the first time I’ve tried a flat sleeve in a top-down seamless sweater (for sure it’s the first time I made the decision on my own without the designer suggesting it). We’ll see what I think once it’s all done!
Of course the real reason Albini is flying off the needles is because it’s my only project (well, except for those barely-started socks). funny how that works!
Joining in with Kat and crew – and hoping all of your unraveling this week has been for good.