I have had a quiet day. I attended auditions this morning for Garsington Opera with colleagues Douglas Boyd, John Fulljames, Susa Harridson and Sarah Playfair. It was a quick one with just three singers - part of a continuing assessment process. I am slowly getting to grips with the English scene after so many years away - quite invigorating!
And then to lunch with my fiend of very long standing Julia Maynard - she is not my old friend for she still seems to be very young. But we do go back 30 years......she is part of the great success of the Intermusica agency. But we really did not speak much about singers - just catching up. We went to the delightful Narrow Boat pub on the Regent's Canal in Islington. It is a lovely trip via the Angel underground station and then a walk along the towpath.
So altogether a somewhat calm civilised day............I like those!