AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY.That's good. I'm glad I'll start sweating the moment I walk out my front door tomorrow evening, instead of remaining relatively dry until I get backstage.
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING. HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE CLOSE TO 90 TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES TOPPED
OUT IN THE LOWER 90S WEDNESDAY AND IN THE LOWER AND MID 90S THURSDAY, ALTHOUGH
THE HUMIDITY WAS ONLY MODERATE EACH DAY.
...CONDITIONS WILL BE EVEN MORE UNCOMFORTABLE TODAY AND SATURDAY. SOME SPOTS MAY
REACH THE UPPER 90S THIS AFTERNOON, BUT THAT IS EVEN MORE LIKELY SATURDAY.
TODAY AND SATURDAY ARE FORECAST TO BE THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THIS HEAT WAVE.
HEAT INDICES ARE EXPECTED TO REACH NEAR 100 DEGREES BOTH DAYS. THE HEAT AND
HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE TO SOME DEGREE SUNDAY...
And speaking of sweating on stage, two of my coworkers came to see Traviata last night. One is Very Knowledgeable about opera. She teaches opera-related courses at a nearby music college as well as a local adult school, plus she attends many live operas per year. She and I went to see Romeo and also La Fille together. With no prompting from me, she stopped by my desk this morning to say how much she loved it, especially Violetta, and that the performance needs a bigger theater, especially with Violetta's wonderful voice. Yeah, no kidding. I don't know about our Violetta, but I do know that in the past, other principals have said that they'll try out a big role in a smaller company like this one even though they have performed other roles at larger houses. We don't know, of course, but we wondered if that wasn't the case here. My friend also said that of all the many times she's seen Traviata, Violetta's reading of the letter near the end was by far the best. That's a HUGE compliment coming from this particular person. She was Very Impressed. How is this related to sweat? Well when I mentioned how hot it is on stage at the end of Act 2 scene 2, she said that we all must have very good makeup because no one was glistening. Haha.
My other coworker also stopped by to say how much he enjoyed it. Traviata is his favorite opera. He also said, unprompted by me, that he was blown away by Violetta and how amazing she was.
Next performance: Saturday night.