I’m still coming down from the high of performing Il Combattimento this weekend, and getting to do it with some of my favorite people. Also fun was the surprise (to me) of having it videotaped for broadcast on WHYY. (There were five robotic cameras stationed about the theater.) I also did my first television interview ever on Saturday afternoon as part of the production. It is my understanding that it will air sometime in September.
All in all, I think it was a better production than the Inquirer review suggests, though he was clearly complimentary to the musical side of things. The audience was clearly appreciative, and the few Italian speakers among them were absolutely raving about the show, including a bilingual young girl who gushed to me for several minutes about both the music and the puppets.
I also got word that WHYY radio will be in Bethlehem next weekend to tape my performance with the Bach Choir. No word yet on when that will air. Fortunately, when it does air, it should be easily accessible to even those outside the Philadelphia area, since WHYY’s radio broadcasts are also streamed online.