"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Little *Knightly* Humour

Although *Lohengrin* doesn't play a prominent part in this scene...he IS one of the Python Knights!  I love this scene!

And now, a little bit of our current production of "Lohengrin".

Hmm.....alas...nothing very Medieval about this.....it's set in Hungary in the 1950's... YUCK!  But, the singing is beautiful...the Orchestra is beautiful...  
I sit there for 4 1/2 hours and just close my eyes and listen. Although a Swan plays a prominent part in Wagner's Opera...here, he is hard-pressed to be found...  I am on a *quest* backstage to take a photo for you all.

My life is still very stress-filled... *Invaders* - as Marianne says, almost daily, checking out my apartment, touching MY drapes, walking over my carpets...it's awful - living in uncertainty.  But, thankfully, now at SF Opera, I segue between productions of *Moby Dick* (which I ADORE) and *Lohengrin*...(ah, the Music). This - and all of your love and support helps keep me strong and sane!


♥ Robin ♥


  1. Oh Robin, how terrible. Wish I could come give you a hug. Good that you have your opera to,escape to.

    Love and hugs

  2. Yes I am happy you are surrounded by the music and opera people so you can escape the invaders and relax your mind.............
    I will call today or/and tomorrow
    hang in there dear.

  3. It would be terrifying to "have" to move. Best of luck. Having invaders is just awful too. I am thinking positive thoughts and wishing you well. I also wish I could do something to ease the transition. Big Hugs.

  4. oh robin - I hate the thought of you having invaders - that is just awful. I wish I could do magic and help somehow, but I'm no magic maker. so glad you have the opera - take care of yourself!

  5. I think of you every day and the unknown. I wish you at least knew if you could stay put. Did you ask your current landlady for a lease? That wouldn't affect her sale at all and it would give you at least a year of certainty and time to look.

    If Brian ever gets off the phone with his brother, I'll call you later.


  6. Ugh. It's bad enough when invaders are tromping through a house you are selling yourself, because at least you get the money. In your case, It must be much harder and I'm sorry.

  7. Happy Birthday Robin. I hope your day is outstanding. Big hugs...