This evening, Eloise and I had just planned to attend the COC's Opera 101 about our upcoming production of Verdi's Otello at the Drake Hotel. We had never been there and it seemed to be a good occasion to support our concert master, Marie Bérard, and our Otello, Clifton Forbis, who were supposed to be interviewed by CBC's Brant Bambury.
However, things didn't quite go according to plan. Clifton let us know that he wasn't feeling well while Brent was already talking to Marie. When Brent called me onto the podium to say a few words, he was still under the impression that Clifton was only delayed. In the end we had a great improvised time on the podium with a very animated Q & A afterwards. I was glad to be there and jump in.
My fries got cold and I didn't finish my glass of wine, but when will I ever be able to replace Otello again?
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