Tag Archives: Munich

Back to Munich: The Arrival! (Die Ankunft)

When June 19 arrived and it was actually time to begin my trip to Munich, I was more than a little worried. What would it be like to go back there after so long? Would I be able to speak … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Darkness. Bayerische Staatsoper’s Il Trovatore

Three weeks ago, I was sitting excitedly in my seat at the Bavarian State Opera, waiting for Verdi’s Il Trovatore to begin. All four performances in this short run during the summer Opernfestspiele (Opera Festival) had been sold out for … Continue reading

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Munich and Me

Since I’m going back to Munich for the first time since 1992 (!) I thought it might be fun to explain my relationship to this city which holds so many wonderful memories for me. In 1968 I had a semester … Continue reading

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ehr, sehr, wehr, mehr, kehr: singing in German

Honestly, you would think that for someone who once looked like this, singing in German would be easy! BUT, I am finding it more frustrating than ever. I learned most of my German by the total immersion method of living … Continue reading

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