Had an interesting chat last night with a friend who plays viola for both our opera and our symphony...He's never seen a staged opera except in Roanoke...but he has played in a LOT of regional orchestras. He says, as others have, that we should keep an eye on Opera Roanoke's Steven White (who debuted on the podium at the Met last month)...he's headed for big time. I have mixed feelings about that. I want the best for Steven but I really would hate to see us lose him completely.
[This message has been edited by Kay (edited 05-15-2010).]