Friday, June 5, 2009
A Watch-ful Post
Vesselina Kasarova watch: The mesmerizing Bulgarian mezzo is spending June in Tokyo, Japan, making her house debut at the New National Theater as the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella).
Juliette Galstian watch: The gorgeous dark-voiced Armenian mezzo had recently updated her website, changed management rep, and will be singing Cornelia in Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Cour des Hospices in Beaune (France) on 11 July.
Dorothea Röschmann watch: The German soprano with the golden voice is singing Polly in Weill's The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) at Barbican Hall in London and at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Christiane Karg watch: The young German soprano recently granted me a cyber interview and is off to sing Silvia in a performance of Haydn's L'isola disabilita at the Musikverein in Vienna this weekend before coming back to resume performances as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at Opera Frankfurt.
Gay Penguins watch: Z and Vielpunkt, the gay German Humboldt penguins, had adopted an abandoned penguinette and are having a good time mothering it in their little corner at the Zoo am Meer in Bremerhaven... Who still says that homosexuality is unnatural now? These two aren't even the only gay birds at the same zoo...
Smorg watch: My friends keep telling me to eat something... Why? I'm not a Wagnerian soprano, I can't hit the high C in triple forte and I sure as heck don't want to look as though I could either.
But, anyhow, after having spent a week having the same noodle soup for dinner (instant noodle is my cooking specialty), this 6" long Vietnamese beef sandwich from Sau Voi Deli at Ranch Market on Clairemont Mesa Blvd is what I'm having for dinner tonight... Neither cheese nor any sort of sauces are needed on this thing. It's just grilled beef with really crushy fresh vegetables on a chewy bun. I suspect it is quite healthy, but, thankfully, the tastes doesn't betray that quality!