Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get some dress rehearsal tickets for Glyndebourne Opera. ‘La Poliuto’ is an opera I had never heard of and it was truly wonderful. I am no opera buff but I know that the three main parts were all sung sublimely.
But I’m afraid I did what I always do at the theatre - I look up – up at the rigging, the lighting and the set changes. I imagine the meetings between the designer, the scenery contractors, the automation engineers and the production manager. And I forget to listen. Must stop doing that. AE