#WordWednesday: Sitzprobe

imageSITZPROBE (22 Scrabble points) – German – A sitzprobe is a special rehearsal for an opera or musical theater production, when the singers and orchestra meet to rehearse together for the first time.

This is a “seated rehearsal” (taken as a literal translation from German) and does not incorporate props, costumes, or staging. It often times does not even take place on the stage. We can’t wait to hear the sitzprobe for Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacci from our office this week!

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