Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sisters of Operatic Indulgence
Korngold's opera "Die Tote Stadt" opened at the San Francisco Opera on Tuesday evening...
...and according to my friend Patrick Vaz (click here for his blog), it's probably going to be the highlight of the season.
I make a brief cameo as a scary Dead City Bishop in the last act, along with about 40 other men and women...
...some of whom also appear in Act Two as White Nuns following a huge cross across the stage on which soprano Katherine Tier is mounted, singing about her desire to join a convent.
Though most of the audience can't see that half the nuns are actually men, backstage it feels a bit like one has wandered into the Castro Street Fair.