Currently I’m in Bayreuth, Germany visiting friends Andrew Zimmerman and Susan Maclean. I’ve seen several performances so far (dress rehearsals, which are basically full performances without curtain calls). That the weather has been temperate and not the perpetually rainy stuff of legends has been the cherry on top of an already terrific trip.
Tonight is the premiere of Parsifal with Susan as Kundry. To say I’m excited is an understatement.