Also I couldn't help but be reminded as I was touring Jefferson' home (and wine cellar) that the Declaration of Independence was written a mere 10 years before Le Nozze di Figaro. Context is good.
Speaking of context, I have been able to see my colleagues open the Ashlawn season with Camelot. It's a really nice space, newly renovated, and beautifully ornate. The acoustic is pretty good, especially considering it used to be a movie theater.
We are rapidly closing in on tech week here in C'Ville. It's a bit of a scary notion at this point, but we have a good cast and I think we will pull it together for sure. It is so odd to go back to English after having done it in Italian. I find myself translating the Italian and trying to make a line out of it instead of singing the R & T Martin translation. It's maddening, and I have to laugh because when I was in Lafayette, one of my colleagues was going through the exact same thing.
The Skylight mess has made it to the NY Times. Also, there is a beautifully written piece here about why everyone is so up in arms.