Sunday, August 06, 2006


Mocha knows I'm two-timing her. When I come home from Der Rosenkavalier, I smell of other dogs. Oh, but they are SO cute, those little Miniature Australian Shepards the poodle too, of course. If you clicked on the link, but can't see the dogs for the horses? Look in the menu bar for minis.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Der Rosenkavalier

Okay we're on it again. Riggin', flyin' and breastin', hoistin', pushin' 'n' weighin' + a lotta waitin' around.
Almost ready for Der Rosenkavalier to take the stage. Nothing like Strauss for some light summer fare. Way different from Wagner.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sleeping Beauty

Peter Docherty's set for PNB's Sleeping Beauty perceived as perfect backdrop for a photo shoot.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

ONE tee-shirt for Stagehands

Get ONE tee-shirt or a whole lot of them for a good cause.

If all IATSE members would buy ONE tee-shirt each of us would make a difference.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


Okay boys and girls, brothers and sisters, we're back! Very happy to write that Brother Don Ferguson is back on the fly rail!
First Nutcracker down, 38 to go.

Uko Gorter and Molly McNeil as Drosselmeier and Clara

Sydney Opera House

Take a great virtual tour inside and out of the Sydney Opera House.

When you're done, check out the blog of an OMA fan in Seattle.

Friday, September 02, 2005


While I cut the knife during the bows for Götterdämmerung, I blindly bumped into a soprano. She responded the way only a classy singer will, with a melodic, yet unmistakable "Oops".
The end of the Ring Cycle went accompanied by packing of trucks, until only the last set pieces remained on stage.
Sweet melancholy of the end of a run.
The Dutchess said: Partir c'est mourir un peu.

Now we have 4 days off for Labor Day weekend.
Tonight I'm running the spotlight for Elvis Costello. Feels weird to be part of the festive crowd after watching the despair in New Orleans. But then again, Fats Domino was lost, but has been found. Sunday night I'll run the spotlight as well. Then another day off, and back to McCaw Hall for the last long days.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Dutchess Abroad Donates to Red Cross Hurricane Fund

Hey, y'all, while were breaking our backs getting the Ring packed, you can't help but sigh an extra sigh for the poor folks down south. Man, what devastation.
The Dutchess has come up with something that may just put a drop on a hot plate, but hey, any effort counts. So if you know of anybody who might be helped by a book on grief, check out her blog Artists Donate to Red Cross Hurricane Fund

And if you or those around you are lucky enough not to need such a book, she also provides links to, with plenty of artists who are donating their profits to the Red Cross as well.