Ivor Bolton on Tamerlano – 1 March
Today is our final stage and orchestra rehearsal. It’s also Sarah Fox’s orchestra rehearsal for Asteria. She is singing some of the later performances. She is a consummate musician and has sung the role (with me) before in Pierre Audi’s Bayerische Staatsoper production. The morning goes well and we make all but one of the numbers I had intended to do. Not bad.
Afterwards notes for all singers, continuo-team, etc. and then Graham and I rehearse with Christine Schäfer for a couple of hours. The evening is spent listening to edits of the Mozarteum Orchestra’s recent recording of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8. Something completely different! They are soon off to Abu Dhabi – alas I cannot be with them, but Tamerlano is compensation enough.