I was at the Dress Rehearsal of Garsington's The Cunning Little Vixen yesterday evening. And a wonderful perfect summer evening it was with the place looking its very considerable best.
A rehearsal is a rehearsal but I can not resist applauding the superb Vixen of Claire Booth. She gives a dominating performance both vocally and dramatically - a huge accomplishment.
Garsington's company strength is on parade with this huge cast. It was such a pleasure to hear this piece again - for the first time in a couple of years, the last times in Chicago and Glyndebourne. I will be returning for a performance on July 12. Meanwhile quickly off to Aldeburgh this morning.
PS - The management kindly allowed me to sit with the photographers - one being my old friend Clive Barda. What a treat!