Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Aboriginal performance, Sydney 

Zulu village, South Africa

July 3, 2019

June 29, 2019, Athens, Greece — After a free morning (spent with Passepartout), all 140 of us had lunch at the Rooftop Garden restaurant with a view of — what else? —the Acropolis! 

The neon sign in the resto said ‘Cocktails and Shisha,’ which I took to mean ouzo and sh...

July 1, 2019

waiting for the Word?

June 28, 2019, Hydra & Poros, Greece —We had a day ’off’ as in, we didn’t rehearse until the evening. We boarded a local cruise boat (smaller than a ‘ship’) for a getaway to two Greek isles that are relatively near Athens: Hydra (say hee‘...

June 29, 2019

June 27, 2019, Athens, Greece — We rehearsed almost all day at the hotel and then at the venue where we will perform on Saturday, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in the adjacent port city of Piraeus. Niarchos was a famous Greek shipping mogul — alongsid...

June 29, 2019

June 26, 2019, Athens, Greece — Before a mid-afternoon rehearsal, we sightsaw, visiting the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. I would advise all of you to plan your visit for the off-off season, it was that crowded. Except if there was a chance of rain (or even snow)...

June 26, 2019

The owl, sacred to Athena, goddess of wisdom, 

for whom the city is named

June 26, 2019, Athens, Greece — The pre-concert-tour tour is over. The rest of the singers (and a few companions) flew in yesterday, and we had our first rehearsal within a half-hour of their arriv...

June 26, 2019

​June 24, 2019, Metéora, Greece — Other than our national parks in the Southwest, these are the most spectacular rocks I’ve ever seen. Conglomerates of granite and limestone, they are pockmarked with caves, like those below, that attracted 10th-century hermits who need...

June 25, 2019

ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi

​June 23, 2019, Delphi, Greece — Remind me to travel only to places I can fly to direct, non-stop, from Boston. I was only 2 hours late getting to Newark for my connection to Athens, where I rendezvoused with 21 other YACste...

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