Opera Moderne: My new opera company Opera Moderne launched on August 31st...and the New York Times gave us a very favorable review among a few other reviewers. And just recently we performed the rarely done Wolf-Ferrari comic opera "Le Donne Curiose" to a completely packed house at The Players Club this past Friday. It was a roaring success with everyone dressing in 1920s fashion and enjoying an evening of prohibition cocktails, great jazz & opera singing, and the wonderful Hot Box Girls who came in and entertained during the intermissions. It was a night not to be missed!
Diet & Exercise: After my ridiculous eating in Austria, I came back to NYC and found myself a bit chubbier than I like. So my girls and I put ourselves on the Dukan diet. Wow did this work! I lost a good 13 lbs. in a month and was very pleased to take on some performing when it came to me on Oct. 20th (it was a new twist on Musetta, the clothing was minimal). Now I've been slacking off a bit and need to get myself and my mindset back on track. Not to mention, it's time to find myself regularly at the gym, especially with the changing weather coming in (no more beautiful, warm, outside work-outs). I've got no excuse. I've gotta bust my butt...if nothing else than to be in great shape in February for when I go back to Vienna to sing this same Musetta role. I want to look like a freakin' bikini model if I can help it. I guess it's Dr. Dukan and Jillian Michaels to the rescue. One thing I have realized on the Dukan diet is that when you have Protein Veggie days, please make sure to get LOTS of green vegetables. I suggest having a pure green juice if you can get it...those micronutrients are so important and your body needs it. I'll stick to Dukan until my goal weight of 20 lbs. down from now, and then I'm switching over to slow carb, because I love me some legumes. I know Paleo works, but I miss my dairy and legumes...so that is the choice I've made.