My iTunes: Nacqui all' affanno from Rossini's La Cenerentola performed by Vivica Genaux
So after looking through the recent posts of a few other bloggers who are doing Project: Yellow, I started thinking about what I subconsciously associate with the color yellow. Have you ever seen the children's flashcards that teach them colors or numbers by showing them something familiar? Yellow would be something like a banana or a taxi. I didn't have any bananas lying around, but I did find this picture of a taxi.
I snapped this the last time I was in New York City. I had been zooming in to take a picture of something farther away, and this taxi drove by. I just pointed and clicked and hoped something came out. This is what I got -- lucky me!
I'm planning to take my grandmother down to Washington D.C. to see Washington Concert Opera's production of Rossini's Bianca e Falliero. My favorite opera singer (who also happens to be my voice teacher) is singing the role of Costanza, and I'm really excited to hear her perform. I've been to her jazz performances before, but opera is her true specialty. The cast also includes Vivica Genaux, who sings this recording I'm listening to on iTunes, and Daniel Mobbs, who played Mercutio in the production of Romeo et Juliette that I was just in. I'll bring my camera with me to D.C. and see if I can find some yellow things to catch my eye. (I might follow Anna's example and put up multiple pictures tomorrow; one for project yellow, and one of my and my teacher at the opera!)
10 days until surgery.