By David Ward, Jul 5 2017 07:26AM
It's been a very long time since a blog post, however there has been plenty of running going on during that time (as well a production of 'The Wandering Scholar' and Opera Festival plans!)
The half way point in the year has gone and I'm not quite half way to the magic 2,017 mile mark, however it all (I think) is under control and on track.
Talking about tracks, alongside my regular diet of podcasts to keep me entertained out on the roads (special mention to the wonderful lieder podcast, 'The Recital Room', from Benedict Nelson and Mark Stone) I've been slowly putting together an opera favourites playlist.
You'd be very welcome to take a look and send me your recommendations!
There are a few old favourites on there (a couple from Rossini's 'Cenerentola', some 'Onegin', etc.) but also hopefully a few rarities which may appeal.
Due to the luck of shuffle play, as I was listening yesterday Spotify put on five overtures in a row (not that I'm complaining!). I do love a good overture, and I think that the playlist has some crackers. If you're struggling to get going in the morning, put on Wagner's 'Das Liebesverbot' and you're good to go ...