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June, 2005 - Nr. 6


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Vienna Connection
EU! Meet the Europeans
Berlin-Vergewaltigte Stadt
An Italian Straw Hat
KW & Beyond
A Memorable Gala
Concordia opens Patio
Kumar liest Kumar
Festival of Chefs
Dick reports...
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Ham Se det jehört?
Healthy Heart
Rallies for Human Rights
Top Honors for Niebelungen
TSO & Soulful Strains
TSO & Impressionist Music
TSO & Star Wars
Canadian Opera Company
National Ballet of Canada
Academy of the Arts
15th Wine Auction
Eurovision Song Contest
The "Grandpa Gang"
Gärten für Deutschsprachige
Invitation to Dancers
Parenthood on a Low
New Arena Dazzles
Celebrations in Praise
Rare Books Returned
Common German Words
Potsdam Pool Designed
Water Got Cleaner
100 Millionth Volkswagen

Vienna Connection


Caroline KuehnHi, not much time to write, but I’m squeezing a little something in. Life has definitely been quite chaotic lately, but definitely exciting. June is here and it’s the month that I’ve kind of been fearing, yet have funnily been excited about! May passed by in a fizz, and it had my head spinning wondering where in the world it went, and why I didn’t seem to go along with it...I think I’m still standing scratching my head wondering if May even existed, but it must have, because I was at a whole lot of rehearsals and went to Germany, so May must have been there!

I got to spend 3 days last week in the wonderful metropolis of Gütersloh, Germany...before you all say what? when? huh? Gütersloh is somewhere in Nordrheinwestfalen, between Hannover and Münster. I was involved in a concert there, where there was a program of Schubert, and Schönberg, as well as a piece by Webern and another by Messiaen. Beautiful music actually, although the Schönbergs were freaking me right out when I first saw of them was not only very very rhythmically difficult, but also in Hebrew!!! So, after this concert, my Hebrew’s definitely improved!!! It was a good concert, Air Berlin was quite comfortable, and everything was on time and working perfectly...yes I could feel, this is indeed Germany!

I have my first rehearsal at the Theatre for Fledermaus tomorrow, my costumes are beautiful and so much fun...In the second Act, my character Rosalinde pretends to be a Hungarian countess to dupe her husband into proving that he’s not only a womanizer but should also be serving his fraud sentence in prison, instead of being at a party hitting on strange masked women! My costume is going to be such a hoot, I had my fitting last week and I have this big hoop skirt that you could serve breakfast on! I think that the rest of the cast is going to have to stand at least 2 feet away from me in every direction at all times or else risk getting walloped by my skirt! Sigh, clothing as romantic!

Saturday I leave for Bologna Italy for a week where I get to sing in the Mozart Requiem with conducting giant Claudio Abbado! Such an amazing work of music, with such an amazing man, in the capital of food...can life be any better? And since I’m singing chorus, I can fully enjoy Bologna and see what it has to offer...see what all this Pasta Bolognese business is all about! (although, will be staying away from mystery cold cuts...)

Vienna is gorgeous right now, and so full of life it’s growing a second life! There are lots of art festivals, music festivals, classical, pop, memorial events going on...over Pfingsten (Pentecost), which is of course a national holiday here, they were celebrating the 50 years of the Staatsvertrag (the contract signed after the second world war celebrating the new beginning) and there was a huge festival and open air concert out at the Belvedere palace. I was lucky enough to be involved in this concert, got to spend the whole day there and even landed on European TV quite a bit! (was recognized by 4 people afterwards!) The whole show was apparently broadcast in many countries throughout Europe, and it featured many very famous musicians, dancers, singers, actors, and poets from all types of music. It was truly a day to remember. I think a friend of mine got it on tape and promised that we could watch it sometime!

Anyhow, it’s been busy, and will continue to be all summer until I get back to Toronto, which I’m much looking forward to. Until then, sending lots of warm wishes from sunny sweltering Vienna!

Caroline :)


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