Sunday was Gay Pride day across the nation, and while there were numerous remarkable and colorful parades across the land, surely San Francisco takes the prize for all out pride-ness! We had a matinee performance of “Der Rosenkavalier” that afternoon, and let me tell you, there was an ELECTRICITY in the air! I could tell immediately that it would be a fabulous and special show. Trying to stay in the spirit of things and kick things off in a festive way, I invited the Marschallin (the lovely Finnish soprano, Soile Isokowski, singing her final performance of the role here) and the Baron Ochs (the real-live Viking, Kristinn Sigmundsson) for a festive photo-op:

Personally, I had the easiest time of getting into the spirit of things, as not only was I dressed in drag as Octavian, but Octavian himself got to drag it up as Mariandel. I’ve never been so proud!

In all sincerity, it is an honor to call so many duly proud people my friends.