I am pleased to learn that my humans are producing the opera that contains my namesake: Despina! This should really be the name of the entire opera, but I understand it’s actually called Cosi fan tutte (They’re All Like That). Ah well, the important thing is that I’m in it.
But wait! I am not cast as myself??? Who is this..... Anna Shill? Hmmm, soprano.....Masters in Music from UVic.... Well, that’s all well and good but she’s still not the original. No doubt I shall have to give her lessons in attitude, deceptive practices, and the like – so essential for this character who’s in on all the schemes.
At least the production doesn’t go live until Saturday, May 24th so there’s ample time to bring “Despina” up to Despina’s standards.