Tosca’s Kiss

Week 2 begins with no calls in the rehearsal room for me today. Work on the role doesn’t stop, of course; there’s homework to do – always homework when becoming absorbed in preparing a performance.

This afternoon I watched an extraordinarily moving documentary on Casa di Riposa – a home in Milan – endowed by the great Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi for old musicians and opera singers. This documentary was the inspiration for Ronald Harwood’s QUARTET.

I was touched to the point of tears.

This is a brief snippet.