Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Backstage Pass, Anyone?

Welcome Blog Readers. . . . .to Backstage at the Opera!!!

Yes, it's my annual opera gig, this year known as "Mozart Therapy".

Because, you know, who wouldn't have their spirits lifted by sitting and listening to Mozart's opera music for 2 and a half hours?  Wait, don't answer that.

So, what's with the backstage pass, you wonder?

There's this beautiful word.


Look it up.

In case you've forgotten how to google (as if), I'll clue you in.  In Italian, it means "to rest".

Or, in modern translation, it means, "Since you're sitting in the balcony, and have free wifi, whip out your MacBook and blog while the cellist next to you is working away on Aria No. 10!"  

I've got "Tacet" written in my score for 4 arias in a row.  So I'm - um - getting work done.

Yeah, that's the ticket.  Getting work done.

Listening to opera.  By Mozart. 

Joys.  We all need a little more "Tacet" in our lives, don't you think?

1 comment:

Melissa said...

:) Love it! That's a good use of your tacet.