Salzburg Festival Blog 30 (24 Aug)

Rehearsals for the Young Singers project with orchestra. We work through the programme in a sort of order and the orchestra is impressed by the quality of the singers. We have made great progress but in the pause before the evening rehearsal it is clear that something I have eaten does not agree with me and Martin Hinterholzer-designated spokesman for the orchestra (and a member of our famous bass-section!) drives me home and I retire. Frank Stadler manfully takes my place for the remaining arias until the pause and Leo Hussain (incoming Music Director of the Landesteater-another Cambridge Music graduate) conducts the last pieces.