So I am having my operatic debut in a few weeks. My wife runs an opera company for high school and college students entitled Opera ala Carte. It’s a fantastic program. Of course, I am bias.
Any who, so my wife, Kathryn has conscripted me to play Alcindoro in their production of La bohème. Alcindoro is the frumpy old man on Musetta’s arm in Act II, the famous scene at the cafe.
It’s not much in the way of singing, but it is surprisingly difficult. It switches from 9/8 to 3/4 with lots of off beat entrances and the like.
So stay tuned! I may have a whole new side career in the making here…