I’m looking forward to seeing (and hearing) Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West tonight, which, for me, will be a first. There aren’t that many mainstream operas I haven’t seen now, so it’s always exciting to go to something different.
I suppose I know a reasonable amount about opera these days, although I’m by no means the expert my husband is. However, my knowledge is far superior to Julie’s: she is just coming to terms with her husband Tom’s new found interest in opera, and her first exposure to it is a trip to Pisa to see the production of Aida which her friend Isobel has been much involved in. And I don’t suppose tonight’s performance will be anything like as stressful as Isobel’s Aida!
Actually, Isobel has been working on this through two books, starting with The Silence of Killing and then moving into No Accounting for Death, so it will be good to see this particular project reach a conclusion in my next book, Searching for Death. It seems to have been a long time coming, but I’m pleased to say that, after a gap of some weeks, I’ve picked up the threads again and moved the story forward. I’m still hoping it will be available early in the New Year.