YOUR Stories: Cheating Death in a Blizzard...with Opera

YOUR Stories: Cheating Death in a Blizzard...with Opera

It was about 11:40 PM on Saturday night, May 3rd, 2014, and the sweat was already beading up on my forehead. We had just finished our eighth performance of Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, and Maestro Levine had just left the pit, flashing me his signature thumbs-up and ear-to-ear grin. As I quickly packed away all of my timpani gear - mallets, drums, and hitty-thing accoutrements - the next phase of the evening had already started without me.

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