Salzburg Festival Blog 31 (25 Aug)

I have slept a long time and feel well enough to take the general rehearsal for the Young Singers Concert in the Mozarteum.

The music business is already in attendance, Matthew Epstein Head of CAMI International Artists is present and loudly appreciative of these young talents! As is Pal Moe-Casting Director of the mighty Bayerische Staatsoper and also Glyndebourne Festival. Pal knows all sides of this business. He has worked for Deutsche Grammophon, been Opera Director of the Paris Opera for the Hugues Gall buy ambien pills regime and advised opera houses in several continents! We finish the rehearsal just on the clock but are confident about tomorrow’s concert.

I cancel my lunch appointment as I am still not feeling like eating much, and I rest before the evening’s performance of ‘Armida’. In my weakened state I confess I don’t greatly look forward to it, but the festival Doctor (Schloemicher) gives me a vitamin injection just before and away we go. It is our best performance.

Straight to bed.