all in a dream

Somewhat inspired by the current stagehands strike on Broadway, and the writers strike nationwide, I had a dream last night, in which..:

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra went on strike. I was called in to fill in for a special arrangement of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (the Julie Taymor production), in which the orchestra was reduced to one on-stage violist (yours truly), and one on-stage violinist, played by some 10-year old girl who was chaperoned on stage by her dad, and placed on the opposite side of the stage from me. James Levine conducted to a packed house.

At some point, police dressed in Cuban army uniforms came in to arrest both musicians and Levine — but the music continued, and our disappearance went seemingly unnoticed..

I woke up 10 minutes before our alarm clock.

1 Comment

  • masaccio says:

    The Met is not a part of B’way, thankfully. It is non-profit, and gladly overpays all its employees to avoid surplus when needed.

    (I work there sometimes. And Zhora Ts. is my brother in law).

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