and week 2 begins. Everyone seems to have had a good, if busy and hard working, day off and we returned to the rehearsal studio ready to go. We almost got to the end of Act 1 today, and Irene (Helen Sherman) finally made an appearance. And what an appearance - her first aria Qual guerriero in campo - is an absolute showstopper, and sung magnificently by Helen. Also Bridget Elliot, our wonderful photographer came to some of today's rehearsals, which means great shots in the blog for the next while. And finally it is our director Thomas' birthday today, and here's a pic of our incredible stage manager Tanya and Thomas and a cake. Happy birthday Thomas!