Somebody is playing a cruel trick on us here in Madison, melting all of our snow, shining the sun, raising temperatures to above 50 degrees. We are still on record pace for snowfall this winter, and it was only 2 weeks ago that I heard a weatherman say “High of zero,” but all of a sudden it feels like spring is upon us. I was at a barbecue on Lake Monona this past Saturday; I think that captures the current climate confusion pretty well.
And with the changing weather has come a change of pace in the opera office. Cosi is now very much so upon us. All of the text for the program is due next week, rehearsals start the 23rd, and we’re off…To top it off, this is right when plans for next season need to be finalized. Oy!