I’m Sorry Mozart

Mozart3.jpg I had a coughing fit last night at the beginning of the dress rehearsal. Today, my cough is even worse. Maybe I should change seats with the person at the end of my row so I can leave without disturbing anyone if it gets bad.

The soprano soloist was SO good last night that during the rehearsal I was thinking Mozart would have adored her if he were alive to hear her. Afterwards another person in the choir said she was thinking the same thing. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a better soprano in person in my life. Her name is Yulia Van Doren. They were all great, she just stood out for me at the time.

Oh God, I keep hacking away. If I can’t sing tonight I think my heart will break. I called my doctor about it yesterday and they prescribed these pills, but they work by numbing your lungs and I’m too scared to take them. Can you believe me?? They’re called benzonatate.

Stacy Horn

I've written five non-fiction books, the most recent is Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing With Others.

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6 thoughts on “I’m Sorry Mozart

  1. Oh my god I hope you are better for tommorrow – am so looking forward to my first concert. Either way I hope that you get some relief and feel better. Hope to see you tomorrow

  2. Hi, Stacy!

    I saw the concert this afternoon. My knowledge of Mozart extends as far as having seen “Amadeus” three times, but I can safely say that neither you nor the other 148 vocalists did anything to disgrace his good name. It was a beautiful concert in a beautiful space, and reading about it through your blog personalized it for me. Good show!

  3. Oh wow, thank you for saying so Melinda!! I love that movie, Amadeus, even if it’s completely all wrong about Mozart, and poor Salieri.

    Hi Karen!!

  4. Hi! Thank you SO much for your amazing compliments! I am really so touched by them – it was so wonderful for me to sing Mozart’s glorious music with such a vibrant, good-energy choir, you sounded wonderful!

    All my best – 🙂 Yulia

  5. Hi! Thank you SO much for your amazing compliments! I am really so touched by them – it was so wonderful for me to sing Mozart’s glorious music with such a vibrant, good-energy choir, you sounded wonderful!

    All my best – 🙂 Yulia

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