Last night, at the Final Dress Rehearsal of "Die Walkure", I was given a wonderful gift from the SF Opera resident artist, Betty Guy! Betty has been a fixture at rehearsals since well....before I was born! Her watercolours are stunning... and we have become friends during my nine years (gasp) with the Company!
Betty KNOWS what a "Wagnerite" I am....and when she presented me with this gorgeous rendering of "Siegfried and Brunnhilde'" (drawn at the Final Dress Rehearsal) in their last happy moment together.... I was (almost) overcome with tears.... but I was working, so had to hold it together. I only saw that she had Nina Stemme and Ian Storey (they sang the lead roles) sign it....afterwards. I spend a LOT of time backstage..and converse freely with the casts of the various productions...but I am not one to ask for autographs... it's just not "me".....BUT.... this opera has so much deep resonance with me....in particular, this production... I will always treasure Betty's generous gift....
Sigh....two days Opera-free! I plan on taking naps, cooking some "real meals' - working out - and just relaxing. Our "Ring" opens on Tuesday - for real....no more rehearsals! (I know you all are happy about that! Ha-ha!)
♥ Robin ♥