10 August 2009

And We're Back! (Again...)

Well, I have returned from my summer camp job. The counselor staff this year was super freaking amazing, and our goodbyes last night were emotionally harrowing to the max. My eyes are still puffy and red from all the crying all over each other. While I admit that it is nice to be sitting here with Rusalka at my feet and looking out onto my deck, I can honestly say that I don't think any group of people will ever be able to match the group of us. Hopefully, as I go through my pictures from the last six or so weeks, I'll be able to find some that I can post here so that I can share my weeks full of music and fun with you guys.

In the meantime, I've spent the day trying to catch up on my Internet dealings. I'm about halfway through my blog catch ups, after taking shifts due to my still irritated eyes. But I thought I might pop by for the first Musical Monday (aka Music to Knit By) in a while.

So, for our selections this week, I chose two soprano arias that I recently sang as part of this whole camp experience: Ach, ich fühl's from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) and Quando m'en vo' from Puccini's La Bohème.

Both are sung by two of my favorite sopranos of all time. The Mozart is performed by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and the Puccini by the legend, Maria Callas.

Enjoy, and Happy Musical Monday!



zcrescendo said...

I thought those two selections sounded really familiar until I re-read that you just sang them in the recital. I must have downed a bowl of Idiot O's for breakfast this morning.

Welcome back!

DrChopSuey said...

It sounds like you had a great time at camp!

It's so nice to hear a Musical Monday... thank you! Welcome Back!

Timiae said...

You're back! :-D

Glad you had fun at camp and I can't wait to see the pics/read the stories...