Friday, January 05, 2007

Not exactly a new year peerage

I had such a good time in Vienna that I managed to lose my glasses. Serves me right for having too much fun just before I finally get to see Jonas Kaufmann as Don Jose. Or rather, not see. Can't get off-the-shelf ones as have strange astigmatic prescription probably resulting from too much time spent at computer screens. Vision without specs induces everything to come out looking like Vuillard. Of course Kaufmann's voice alone is something exceptional, but his photo's rather nice too and I'd been looking forward to the whole package. Anyway, if you see a short, dark blogger with gritted teeth peering at the Covent Garden stage through screwed-up eyes tomorrow, it's probably me.