After holding onto an itunes gift card for two and a half years, today I went wild and bought two albums. (This seems to be a recent trend in my life – blooming deserts everywhere).
The first was Pirates of Penzance for my girls. They have a great deal of it learned already from watching the DVD, but I’m aiming for memorization, baby. Lia and I spent a happy half hour at the piano with the score on Sunday, being pirates or girls or leading sopranos by turn. I’m going to work on Levi learning a few lines of “I am the Pirate King!”, I’ll be Mabel and Devo can be Frederic, and the little girls can be the sisters.
Me as Edith in a Pirates dress rehearsal, years ago.
The second was Anna Netrebko’s Souvenirs. I looove Anna Netrebko. I’ve sworn off listening to sopranos with pretty little voices, it’s all about big and full and verve now.
I swear, I tear up every time I watch this video. I can watch it over and over and over. And over.