Today I finally took the plunge and joined Instagram. If you’d like to find me there look for @cloudsinmytea. This name pays homage to one of my favourite songs of all time — You’re So Vain, by Carly Simon — with a slight variation to reflect my preferred caffeinated beverage. So far I have not posted any photos, but fear not, for that shall soon change! I am, after all, spending the summer in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, where there is much to be photographed and admired.
Change of plans for the summer — I’ll still be going to Halifax for the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, but instead of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, I’ll be performing in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. I’ll be singing the role of Cupid, the God of Love. Incidentally, my most recent performance (just over a month ago) was as Amor, the God of Love, in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Though beautiful, the Gluck opera lacks the humour — and the Can-Can! — that are integral to the Offenbach work. I’m looking forward to comparing and contrasting these two interpretations of the same character. And did I mention the Can-Can?!?! I guess you could say that I’m really looking forward to that, too!