Our auditions today were as usual at the splendid Palacio Bellas Artes (above) where they look after us so well. And it was a good productive day with a good little group of finalists, including a tenor! Yes we needed one - well actually we need more than one more ideally so I am keeping my fingers crossed for Cape Town next week.
Francisco Araiza was with me, and before the auditions we made our bi-ennial visit to Los Girasoles for the seasonal delicacy of worms, grasshoppers and ants eggs. These are protein rich foods.......and only available in the first week of August I understand!
We had a really good turn out of singers at a higher level than usual here. But we were done on schedule at 5:30 and Francisco and I went off to the airport together, he to take a plane to Cancun, and me to London. We will meet again on the finals jury in Gütersloh in October.
I will be home in London by 4 pm tomorrow Tuesday. A few days of repose are in store, then the opening of the revival at Glyndebourne of the Ravel Double Bill of L'Heure Espagnole and L'Enfant et les Sortilèges on Saturday evening. No doubt other things will crop up but for now that is it!