Happy Autumn!

Happy Autumn!

Fall greetings to one and all!  So much to catch up on, but I’m afraid my days are currently filled with cramming in a new production of Barbiere here in Berlin (2 days of rehearsal – WOW!) and HEAVY DUTY preparation for Rosenkavalier which starts next week.  (How did it get here so fast?!?!)

So while I’m eager to share loads of thoughts, in the meantime I will simply post a few photos from a recent trip to Salt Lake to see my husband conduct his first Boheme (Bravo, Amore!) to wish you all a VERY happy autumn! Enjoy the smell of the leaves falling, the beautiful colors and the chance to slow down just a bit before the winter hibernation!!


Modern Art or Mother Nature

Beautifully jagged


Standing tall


11 Responses to “Happy Autumn!”

  1. October 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Great photos…!

    Loking forward to your first european Octavian… See you in Madrid…

    Happy Halloween…!

  2. October 27, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    These are so great! Reminds me to get outside and hit Central Park to soak up the autumn wonders before “the W word” hits!

    Come sing Octavian here in NYC!!


  3. October 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    Vanette Van Note

    Great photos and oh so necessary in these darkening days, especially here in Stockholm.

  4. October 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I attended the performance of the “Barber of Seville” in Berlin on 24th October. What a performance! It was for ne one of the funniest, most entertaining and musically best Rossini performances I ever saw and I have a lot. There were four great singers and comedians on the scene: you, marvelous in singing and acting, the funny and charming Antonino Siragusa, Dalibor Jenis and Carlos Chausson. What a cast, not too forget the excellent conductor! I hope you had at least a bit of the fun yourself that you gave to the audience! Many, many thanks! The stage director Katharina Thalbach is a great actor herself, I have seen her in several roles here in Berlin, and she knows how to move the spectators.
    Hope to see you again here

    • November 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

      Wonderful comment, Vigo! I’m sure all of Berlin agrees with you. We feel the same way about her here in the States.




  5. October 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I hope,you enjoyed the Mahler as much as I did tonight. What a delightful coincidence, to meet you waiting in front of the hall and being able, to talk to you a little. Looking forward to your Rosina tomorrow.

  6. October 30, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    Auntie Opera Nut

    those mountains are definitely not in the Berlin i know – but they’re lovely pix. Sei er gut, Quin-Quin – Tschüssi

  7. October 31, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    Austin Pearce


  8. November 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Just returned back from Berlin where I attended your last “Barber of Seville” yesterday. I can only agree to what Vigo wrote: The funniest, liveliest, most colourful and simply perfect production of this opera I have ever seen. You guys must have had a lot of fun on stage, otherwise one cannot give such a tremendous performance as a whole cast. I heard so many people say after the show: “Unique! Never been to such a delightful opera! And above all JOYCE DIDONATO!!” I really hope that it won’t come true what you said at the stage door: “Probably my last Rosina…” – Thanks a lot for this outstanding performance!!!

  9. November 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you so much, Joyce, for the wonderful Rosina here in Berlin on Sunday. I especially loved your embellishments, your playing around with the notes, colors,shades of this music. Great production,you were right .
    I’m going through the videos, just love the preparation of roles videos.
    All the best. Good luck for Octavian.

  10. November 13, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Austin Pearce

    Joyce DiDonato and Elina Garanca are my favorite mezzo-sopranos! Rosina is a great vehicle for Joyce and Carmen is a great vehicle for Elina! I hope both have a great 2010-11 season! Is Elina a coloratura mezzo-soprano? Joyce and Elina are better than Susan Graham! I suggest that Joyce should sing Carmen someday!

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