Posted by Well... on April 28, 2002 at 20:57:18:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: consider it from a different perspective posted by ray on April 28, 2002 at 18:24:27:
I've played LOTS of opera (and I enjoy it, usually) and I've played LOTS of orchestral music onstage, and I don't think either one is particularly more difficult than the other.
At least you can usually sneak a magazine during an opera. In fact, at the Met, they leave the pit during long tacets.
I like the stillness of the Rhine...and it's a great opportunity to practice your long tones.