Tuesday, April 1, 2008

mirror, mirror

Mirror, Mirror
April 2008

My iTunes: Lakme: Sous le dome epais, "Flower Duet" performed by Adriana Kohutkova, Denisa Slepkovska, Johannes Wildner, & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

As promised, a non-opera picture and posting. This is, once again, an old picture from my time in London. I like the juxtaposition of the mirror with the brick wall. They seem to embody so many opposites: vibrant and monochromatic, clean and dirty, front and back, inside and outside, flatness and depth... I guess that is part of the appeal for me with this image.

This song (which has quite a long name) is a pretty well-known duet. It's absolutely gorgeous. Two of my friends were rehearsing it yesterday and my voice teacher was working with them on it, and when she opened up and sang an example, it was like the whole world stopped to listen. I love watching her conduct and direct. It's like watching a master at work. She is a total inspiration and has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Aw I remember this one :-)