Saturday, March 17, 2012

Opera Sweater Sleeve Is Backstage

Opera Sweater Sleeve is hanging out backstage on closing night. It is always sad to say farewell. However, Opera Sweater is traveling to the next production tomorrow. On to the next thing!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Opera Sweater Sleeve Goes To A Different Opera

For just a couple of days, my two shows overlap. Opera Sweater Sleeve came with me to Opera le Different today. I've got a cold that could be a lot worse (I suspect Maestro might have been the source), and that makes flute playing pretty challenging. My carpool buddy of the brass persuasion is also fighting a cold. We should have some fun on the drive on Sunday.
I got a little work done on the sleeve during the 4 1/2 hour rehearsal (I have to play the WHOLE show this time), then came home and spent another hour or so playing through tomorrow's opera. I will be sorry to say goodbye to LBO, but look forward to the May production. Meanwhile, Opera Sweater will be changing venues. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Opera Sweater Sleeve And Review

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Swed has posted his review of yesterday's opera performance here. It is a good one, and he commends opera knitter Suzan Hanson for her strong stage presence. In other news, the work on Opera Sweater's sleeves has begun.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Opera Sweater Is Backstage

We're sitting backstage waiting for Long Beach Opera's opening performance. One of the stars is also an opera knitter. We compared notes before she made her entrance. What fun!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Opera Sweater Is At Opera

Opera Sweater is coming along. Since I only play in the second act, I spend the first act in the house enjoying the performance whilst knitting. It is a soothing activity before jumping into the fray. The first performance is Sunday. I'm looking forward to it. Meanwhile, I knit.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Opera Sweater

Rehearsals for the latest Long Beach Opera production start on Tuesday. In preparation, not only have I been practicing my part, I have also cast on for an Opera Sweater. It is possible that I will have some down time since I'm only playing in half the opera. I want to come prepared. I'll keep you posted on my progress...