Like, Andrew, I have another engagement...otherwise I might drive all the way to Lynchburg for this one.

Tomorrow I will be attending Opera Roanoke's Lucia, which is reviewed in today's paper but apparently the review is not online...

It got high praise but the reviewer noted that only about 1/3 of the 900+ seats were occupied.

As a budget measure it is being done in concert form...and, from past experience, I know that a lot of people who will faithfully LISTEN to a radio broadcast won't go to a live opera that doesn't have scenery...go figure.

The conductor, of course, is Steven White, who got a standing ovation in his debut conducting Traviata at the Met a few weeks ago:
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