Austin Opera is doing its second performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto tonight. It’s the usual story of love, deceit, and death. These are a couple of pages from my part in Act 1. These parts have literally been all over the world, and have markings made by countless trumpet players over the years. Some markings are helpful and are kept, others are annoying and get erased. But it’s almost like reading a historic record, and you have to be able to see the actual notes behind years of markings, cues, and cuts. Fun stuff.