Posted by Wade on December 25, 2003 at 16:10:23:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Opera/tuba question posted by core on December 25, 2003 at 15:08:00:
We have a few gigs that suffer from chronic mass-illness as well.
BTW - I failed to mention that in my town, the Opera is a freelance gig that uses "Reduced Instrumentation" scores for just about everything. That means they NEVER use tuba (or many other things). They just use the bastardized, lets-kill-the-chops-of-our-winds-and-brass reductions that use two trombones for Tosca and one for most other things. Ugh . . .
The only reason, I suspect, that I was hired to play Rigoletto was to prevent having a bone whacking those downbeats in La Donna e Mobile . . .