Still trying to keep my head above the ocean of work. In the meantime, I leave you a great video of an aria from Claudio Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo" -- one of the first operas. It is conducted by one of my favorite early music directors and a mean viol da gamba player, Jordi Savall, and sung beautifully by his wife, Montserrat Figueras.
Oh, and the guy in the balcony with the drum and the beard is the coolest guy on earth.
UPDATE: As you can see, they won't let me show this on the blog. It's worth going to YouTube for. Here's the link.