And finally, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you David Brian Lang. Director of The Reston Chorale – our partner in this week’s concert of Opera For The People – and the show week quiz contestant who injects a whole other level of humor. Grace Gori and Pablo Talamente actually talked about the music, Jennifer Rodgers Beach informed us about Star Wars trivia (and so, your life is now complete). Mr. Lang however, keeps it real. Read on!
VCS: What you love most about being on stage…
DBL: Not only the excitement, but also the mystery of “live” performance.
VCS: I say “opera” and you think…
VCS: Opera is better than…
DBL: Being opera-less.
VCS: Before you go on stage you …..
DBL: ….go to the bathroom.
VCS: Things you wish the audience would do when the lights go down….
DBL: Have had two drinks already.
VCS: Things you wish you could do when the lights go down.
DBL: See the faces of the audience during the performance.
VCS: When the show is over you…
VCS: Batons and handwavery are farce. You’re just Jedis controlling the force. Discuss.
DBL: True that!!! If, while riding, my horse decides to rub up against a tree… whose leg?? What leg?? He needs to scratch his itch. 🙂
And anyone who can tell us what Mr. Lang means with that last response is an absolute genius!
Please join us this weekend, won’t you? We still have tickets, and as you’ve seen from the last few posts, the concert doesn’t happen without you. You are a crucial element to a great show!