Das Rheingold: A Conversation Heard with Beginners Ears

My 6 month old son Archie has had a few rough nights of late. Teeth, wind, nappy rash – just you name it and it’s been in our house more than I certainly care for. Which has made this Hamburg project both a blessing and a curse all at the same time. When I have to get ready and go I feel an obligatory dose of mumma-guilt for leaving my husband and son in a time of tears. Though as I crank up the music in the car and drive up the freeway towards QPAC I feel nostalgically free…

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Opera Socks: The First of the Hamburg Conversations Series

I drove to the first of my Hamburg experiences feeling quite anxious. I still hadn’t engaged with much outside of my new role as a mum, and the realm of the more classical arts was not one that ever felt particularly connected to. My mind was still filled with more than a few ideas about what this whole experience would be like…

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