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Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Cyrano" Redux



I "know" you have all been thinking that I have not done an opera post in a few weeks.....  well, the season is winding down....  we are in the midst of the last weeks of perfomances....but, before the memory of "Cyrano de Bergerac" fades away, I wanted to leave you with some more photos.  Atop - it's me - "modeling" one of the "Cyrano" hats.....  I really wanted to sneak away with it....(but I didn't..)

Our wonderful Director, Set AND Lighting Designer - Petrika Ionesco!  He's Romanian - can't you tell?  What a moustache....  He is a brilliant director - who brought his dog along to all the rehearsals!  (Sadly, I didn't get a photo of the dog...


I WANT THESE BOOTS!  They unfold to over-the-thigh length!
And..... here is the huge cast - for their curtain call!  (Amanda, you can see Peter G in the front row!) Mon Dieu!  What an Opera.....tres magnificque!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

28 comments:

  1. Robin you look like you belong there for sure!!! Is Ionesco related to the famed playwrite? Are you feeling sad it is all over. During my brief stint in college theatre i always mourned when a play was over even if I wasnt acting but just doing props or stage sets. It felt like an entire world was ending. But then, another begins.

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  2. Suki, yes, absolutely! I always feel a pang or two of regret when an opera ends it's run..... the last day of the season (December 5th) will be particularly sad....no opera until rehearsals begin next May..... but......it will be "The Ring".... for a Wagner-girl like me.....it will be HEAVEN!
    (Still a long time to wait.....)

    As for Mr. Ionesco - I don't know if he is related to the famous playwright. I think this may be a "common" surname in Romania. His English was non-existent....he spoke to Placi in French and his Asst. did most of the communicating to the others in the cast! His dog was named "Devil" in Romanian! I have a funny story about him (the dog) - will tell you the next time we talk!

    Love to you and Bibs,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  3. Devil Dog sounds like a wonderful AW story! and yes...I too want those boots - they are awesome!

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  4. There is nothing like a fabulous hat or dramatic mustache... Or is that the other way around Lol! Thankyou Hunny for your constant Kindness, You are a Beautiful ~Blessing~ (((Hugs))) xox

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  5. Robin - that hat is YOU! Is it too late to steal it? lol! And the boots, and the shoes, while you're at it. ;) At least you will be dressed fabulously in jail! I can't imagine what it is like to be so close to such wonderful music. It seems magical to me, and so life-affirming. You have a wonderful week, my friend, and I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. xoxox!! Pam

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  6. Beautiful pics,Robin and yes steal those boots(can I borrow them?) LOL.
    Five months long,long time ,but something wunderschon to look forward to.
    Have to give you a virtual hug and a wet big kiss from Beaudor(he's all fine pfff)

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  7. You look adorable!!! And I love love love that jacket LS!
    yes, the boots too! But I think they're as tall as I am ;P
    Do tell the others about devil dog and the minotaur!! hahaha!
    Just think how close to heaven you'll be next May...Wagner baby!

    love you,
    Lo♥ aka BS :)

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  8. You look pretty spiffy in that hat. How fun to be able to try them on. Cool boots too. I didnt realize that Opera had Seasons. Learn something new every day. What will you do in the mean time?

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  9. That hat belongs with you! your so pretty in it! Glad to see you warm, cozy and dry!

    I agree with Pam about the music, i'm sure it would bring me to tears. ☺
    love,
    lori

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  10. i owe you a hundred comments.

    i'll start with that hat is stunning on you and i'll be back.

    oh, and i love you!

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  11. Wow Robin stel those boots and hat dear!
    You know how I always want to push you on the wrong path :)
    Well good things are winding down it's the season.......
    Thanks for your good wishes! They will help me get better.....
    Hope by next year we will meet both sound and happy

    ♥♥♥
    >M<

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  12. Mim.... aren't hose the coolest boots? EVERY pair was custom fitted to the feet of the person wearing them! (Sometimes SF Opera spares NO expense...)

    I am going to try and reach Mr. Ionesco to see if he can send me a photo of "Devil Dog"...it will be a much funnier HAW post with a photo!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  13. Vicki!!!!!!! To see you here means the world to me...... I have missed you so much!

    And to have made you chuckle is a wonderful thing!

    Sending you many hugs and much love, my beautiful, magical friend!

    Love AND strength,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  14. Pameee......OMG! You want me to end up in jail with Emily Wrabbit!!!!! LOL! I AM lucky to be a (small) part of the world of opera....it always lifts me up and inspires me!!!

    Have a Wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin, End AND "ZB"! ♥

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  15. Um....that's "Enid" not End.... (she is snubbing me now.... while "ZB" laughs manically).....
    ♥♥♥

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  16. Dearest Marja,
    I would have been tempted to "borrow" those boots..... sadly, they were too big! :(

    You are right - time whizzes by so quickly...five months will soon be here!

    You KNOW how happy I am Beaudor is recovered....

    Big Kisses to you both!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  17. Dearest "BS",

    Ha-ha - you are right! Those boots, when completely opened - WOULD be as tall as you!

    I promise to tell the "Devil Dog" story...going to try to get a photo from his "Dad" first.

    Sending you a BIG KISS!!!!! Love to Emma and Bliss and Bri. (Sorry about last night's game...)

    Love to all,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  18. Hi Cris! Yes, Opera is a rather seasonal (depending on the location)... NY Met has the longest season...our is in the middle of the group.... Aug - Dec, then May - July.

    I also volunteer at the de Young Museum....but, have been unemployed for 18 months (after a 15 year career as a Macy*s Executive)...and am still trying to find a ne job.....it's pretty tough here in California.

    Hugs to you!!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  19. Lori.... yes, Opera has always been my "drug of choice"....ever since I was 10 years old....I know, I know....weird...but true.

    When I tried on the hat, I asked if I could also pose with one of the swords.....but - they were already packed up - darn it!!!!


    Sending you and Owen love on a cold Monday!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  20. KJB, you came a'vistin!!!! Woo-hoo! Thank you for the compliment.....

    And.....I love you too!!! A lot.

    MUWAH!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  21. Marianne....your comment made me laugh out loud!!!! You are bringing out my little sparkly lilac horns!!!! Ha-ha!

    Feel better soon, dear one.....

    And yes, we WILL meet in 2011! I just KNOW it!

    Love to ALL,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  22. I want those "Puss in Boots" boots too! I would look SO cool.

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  23. HA! Snow!!!!!! You know....you WOULD look cool in those boots!!! I am always so happy to have you visit!

    Hugs,

    ♥ Robin

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  24. My dear Robin you look positively gorgeous in that hat!

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  25. I love the story of Cyrano, but not as much as I love that hat on you! Gorgeous! And the mustache and boots - fabulous!
    xo

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  26. Yoli, thank you for that compliment! Coming from a hat afficionado, it means a lot to me!
    I did try to grab one of the Epees, but they were already packed up - darn!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Hugs!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  27. Angela - so sweet of you to stop by! Those costumes were nothing short of fantastic! I have always harboured the fantasy of dressing in 18th Century Garb!!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Big Hugs!!!!!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  28. you rock that hat, dear robin, and i Know you'd rock those swashbuckling boots as well!!

    so finally we see monsieur greathouse doing his encore bow with the whole cast........bravo!!

    xxx

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