Question of the Week
by Melissa Wimbish
What if we could bring our pets to rehearsal?
As a dog owner, it can become difficult to find enough time to spend with my bundle of fur and slobber during an opera production. Somehow we manage to make it work with midnight walks and helpful friends, but I always wonder what it would be like to just bring her to rehearsal. Personally, I think it would bring a little extra sunshine to the room. Alas, it seems the only people who can get away with that are the super-duper-divas!
What are your thoughts? Under what circumstances could this idea work? Sure, it could be a distraction at first with a mutt trolling around the viola section or a hungry boa constrictor slithering around the set, but we’d get used to it and think of the fun we’d have!