Stewart and I found some interesting common ground in our childhood experiences of Tchaikovsky and Grieg -- films and recordings that would ignite a passion for classical music and for these composers specifically.
What more can I say? I am in fact the HOT Marketing Director and quite possibly the only HOT Marketing Director in this world! Putting the silliness of acronyms away, Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) is where my journey has taken me and it has been nothing short of a ride over the last few months.
Opera fans love real-time drama -- a favorite episode being The Last-Minute Replacement. Following the first intermission, it was announced that Ms. Gheorghiu had been rushed off to the hospital and would be replaced by Melody Moore. Following the murmurs and gasps, the audience applauded.
If the past six months proved anything about the battle between the sexes, it was that many men have absolutely no idea how women think or feel. And although show business is often cited as an indicator of cultural progress, sometimes it sends mixed messages.
Even when she's not on stage, Jenny, a Valkyrie whose waves of golden ringlets cascade down her shoulders, has quite a stage presence. Runway-model slim, she stands nearly six feet tall in her flat gold sandals.
And they said things were bad in the 70's. The dirt, the porno shops, the Disco. All that is now a fond memory for many New Yorkers who gamely braved that bit of Hades to attend a real Broadway musical.