Digby does Opera ( 2007)
Ch. Country Aire's Wingin Digby CGC, CDX (owned and loved by Ann Riley) performed with the Baltimore Opera Company this spring. Digby and I were part of a circus scene in Smetena's The Bartered Bride which opened on 24 March 2007, Digby's 9th birthday. The entire Chorus of the Baltimore Opera sang Happy Birthday to him during intermission! There were four shows, ending on April 1. Digby's moment in the sun lasted about 30 seconds in each performance, but boy was it fun! We ran out on stage amid jugglers and a unicycle, among others and Digby had to jump back and forth through hoola hoops held by dancers on either end of the stage. Digby ended his run by barking at a particular place in the music (on a hand signal). Although he only had one line, he nailed it in every performance! I think this was the most fun thing I have ever done with any dog. Digby has also acted with the Silver Spring Shakespeare Company, Lumina Studio, most recently in As You Dig It? at the Round House Theatre in December 2006. Digby's canine house mates, two Sealyham Terriers, have also had small roles with Lumina Studio. Torrie was featured in A Mid-Summer Night's Dream about a year and a half ago, and Rosie debuted in the opening scene of Richard III in May 2007. All three dogs will appear in Lumina's production of Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare, in December 2007!