Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I was very grateful to get the work call for Long Beach Opera's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" just two days after completing the massive "Nixon In China".
I am so grateful to be working on this opera again. This time we will be at the Barclay Theater rather than in a parking garage (I actually prefer the parking garages for this particular piece).
Details will follow. I'm still in a "Nixon" haze.
See you at the opera!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I'm sitting in the orchestra pit at the Terrace Theater waiting for the opening night down beat for Long Beach Opera's production of "Nixon In China". Bob is at the back of the house ready to run sound (a 16th mic was added to the mix a few hours ago).We're ready to go. See you on the other side!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
It is no easy task.
Blog hero beFrank caught Bob at work the other night:
15 wireless mics with as many as 9 on at one time is a lot to handle just blocks from the Port of Long Beach and its jammed radio frequencies.
I can tell the stress is beginning to get to normally unflappable Bob. Today when I asked him what he would like to drink, he said, "Reverb" instead of root beer...
Photos by Bryan Frank
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The first orchestra rehearsal for Long Beach Opera's production of "Nixon In China" was last night. Fellow Muni Band flutist Eileen is joing me on this quest. The music is challenging and never boring. Eileen and I both laid in a supply of Girl Scout Cookies from keyboardist Lisa as a balm against practice related brain depletion. We're back at it this afternoon at 2. Thin Mints anyone?
I'm guest blogging on LBO's Blog.