Last night I went to my first evening, indoor performance since March 12th last year. And today I feel like I’ve been hit with a brick! Being out in the evening until getting home after a concert time is something my body has apparently forgotten how to do over the last year or so!
Anyhow, the concert was Opera Revue at the Emmet Ray featuring Danie Friesen and Claire Harris cunningly hidden behind a plexiglass screen. It was a pretty typical Opera Revue gig, though, since it happened at three days notice there were no guest artists. Instead to give Danie a break, Claire played a couple of piano pieces including a rather lovely Schubert Impromptu. Vocally there was the usual mix of opera (Mozartr, Donizetti, Puccini), song (Satie, Poulenc, Britten), Kurt Weill in various incarnations and musical theatre. All good fun showing Danie’s versatility and Claire’s impressive keyboard skills.
And there were real live people. And beer. I think I could get used to this again.