* Notes *
If yesterday's final dress rehearsal of San Francisco Opera's Die Walküre (Mark Delavan and Nina Stemme pictured left; photo from the 2010 production by Cory Weaver) is any indication, the cast is disconcertingly strong. Given how gorgeous last year's Walküre was, the promise of an even better run now is remarkable.
* Tattling *
The traffic getting to the Bay Bridge heading west was heavy, as someone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol threatened to jump from the upper deck.