Being a cat, I'm all about discipline. At least with music.
So while there's nothing wrong with enjoying yourself at rehearsal, surely there's a fine line. A need to stay in character. This weekend Dorabella and Fiordiligi seemed to have trouble resisting the initial advances of Guglielmo and Ferrando when disguised as "Albanians".
In his aria "Non siate ritrosi" Guglielmo sings of the men's virtues, including moustaches that are "triumphs of manhood". I have no idea why the women find that funny. In fact, the score calls for them to leave in a huff. I'm sure they'll have that mastered by performance time.
It's on to staging rehearsals starting tomorrow under the watchful eye of stage director Graham McDonald. Less than three weeks to show!
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