And on the music front, the Figaro production I'm playing in Berlin has gotten off to a great start with a full house and really good reviews. FUN! On top of that, I'm rehearsing for a new production of "Tales of Hoffmann." Offenbach's melodies are so familiar and still so fresh; this show will undoubtedly also be a crowdpleaser and fun to play. Relearning these old favorites is something like rereading a good book. Even though you know the outcome of the story, you can "rediscover" the intricacies written into the plot. There is always something new in a piece of art, whether it be music, painting or literature.
Rainer Maria Rilke has said this a bit more eloquently than I:
Song, poem and painting are different from all else. . .
They ARE not.
They BECOME something new each time [we visit them.]
|Amarylis - a Late Showing