Our first full day of staging (a half day yesterday) and we worked through the rest of the overture and the first two scenes of Act 1 with Idaspe's first aria (sung beautifully by Sara Macliver). Idaspe is described in the libretto as Andronico's friend; in our production she is perhaps a more neutral character in a different kind of role (I won't spoil the surprise of what). A second day of costume fittings as well, and we were joined again by our very talented designer Alicia Clements, and her associate designer Elizabeth Gadsby. And here's a pic of the two of them - it's great to have them both on board with us. The costumes - even in their early stages - look really wonderful.