Act II: The Underworld
Load-in of the Underworld set yesterday afternoon. It was so convincing that by mid-afternoon we had attracted a bat. He seemed very much at home, having flown into the dark theatre and escaped the bright sunshine outside.
My favorite part of all of this was in the rehearsal notes: “A bat flew into the barns in the afternoon. No real reason to report this other than to say that most of the shrieking came from boys.”
I’m lapsing into mini-posts as things get busy. Two 14-hour days this weekend, what with technical and lighting rehearsals, chorus calls and orchestra readings. I indulged in 20 minutes of blog surfing this morning, catching up with what’s happening in the rest of the world. Wish I had the time and energy to join in some of the exciting conversations about art, music, and life, but alas…
Sitzprobe tonight. A few hours to put aside worries about props and costumes, and remember what the opera sounds like. (And, for the tech staff, a blessed day in which to work without a rehearsal deadline looming at the end of it.) And, tomorrow, it all comes back together. Without the bat, of course. :)