Last night we went over to the Hill, the Italian neighborhood in St. Louis. The New Opera Company i was presenting Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” This is a fabulous new company which presents operas in the winter as we already have two which give performances in the Spring and Summer. It was started by the charming, beautiful, talented Gina Galati who I know slightly, as the opera singer who stayed in my ballet bedroom was a friend of hers.( Gina was sending a ballet dancer to stay with me in my opera bedroom but he never got here). The production was most charming, well acted, and well sung in the lovely St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The sun came out as we entered. Accordian music filled the interior prior to the opera. A dazzling quarter moon lighted our way to the car as we finally left.