Sketch from the Detroit Metropolitan Opera's dress rehearsal of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutti". When I taught at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit every semester I'd take a group to the opera for sketching. We'd get a tour backstage, meet a performer or two and sit right down front for the performance, sketching all the while. What a great time that was. For some of my students it was their first viewing of a professional theater production, much less the opera. Pencil, 11/9/2001.