Music at Rest

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Tuesday during a rehearsal break for the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis production of Strauss’ Ariadne on Naxos, I took a few photos on the Powell Hall stage. You can find the most curious things when the orchestra is at rest.

Bassoonist Felicia Foland's miniature double-reed repair shop on a small table next to her chair.
Bassoonist Felicia Foland’s miniature double-reed repair shop on a small table next to her chair.
A cello at rest. it even looks like it has a small pillow.
A cello at rest. It even looks like it has a small pillow.
A toy giraffe taking up residence on the piano. I was told one of the vocalists held it during rehearsal, bringing comfort to Strauss' vocal challenges.
A toy giraffe takes up residence on the piano. I was told one of the singers held it during rehearsal, bringing comfort to Strauss’ vocal challenges.