I’m grateful for my maiden name, for all of my family which carries this name proudly, and for the Irish Pub around the corner of the same name, which serves the perfect cheeseburger to sate one’s hunger after a long piano dress rehearsal! Yes, very grateful indeed!

And happily, I am feeling better – thank you all for your concern. Seems like every person at the opera house is coughing and wheezing, so I’m happy to be escaping it for the moment (touch wood, please!). We had a good, if long, rehearsal today, our final dress is tomorrow, so we should be in great shape for the opening on Sunday!