Friday September 4th 2015
James and Sarah arrived at 4pm for a rehearsal with the narrator. “Don’t I get a hug?” James said. “Of course you do!” I said hugging him. So sweet! James got actress Suzzanne Douglas to do the narration. I could tell she’d be perfect before she even opened her mouth. Having James, Suzzanne, Thoth and I all sitting together talking about our opera was mind blowing. “I can’t believe this is happening!” I said.
We did a quick run through and Suzzanne of course was fantastic. Great presence and projection. It’s great we have someone like James on our side. He can get these amazing people to help out at the last minute. Sarah said they usually don’t use their influence to ask favors, but for this they really love us and want it to go well. At one point, I got wrapped up in putting certain narrations in their exact spots in the music, but we didn’t have enough time for that. “That’s something for the future.” Sarah said. “You guys are amazing already. It doesn’t have to be complicated.” James said hugging me. He gave me a fist bump. 🙂