Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tis the Season...(Audition Season That Is)

    As usual I've been severely neglecting the blog, but I just haven't had the time or motivation for it recently. I also haven't been taken many photos these days, unless you count pictures of the cats and I doubt any of you want another blog post dedicated to felines.

Ornamentation is half the battle.
     Now that Thanksgiving is over, I know most people are gearing up for the holiday season with shopping and Christmas music. The beginning of my December, however, will be almost entirely dedicated to opera related activities, mainly auditions!

     After weeks of submitting dozens of applications (and paying dozens of application fees...), it is a relief to finally get the chance to do some singing. I have at least four auditions within these next two weeks, and then afterwards, my least favorite part of the process: waiting to hear back. Impatience has always been more daunting to me than stage fright.

     In other singing related news, I am currently studying two operatic roles with Sing Through Central. It's nice to have a project with a concrete goal to work toward when I'm practicing. My first sing through will also be taking place in the first two weeks of December, so between that and coachings and the aforementioned auditions, I find my free time dwindling quickly.

     I'll being singing Servilia in La clemenza di Tito this month with Sing Through Central, and then I'll be kicking off the new year with a sing through as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas in January. I'm excited to be learning both these roles, and the music is sublime.

     Since I will be busy with auditions and preparing these two roles, I can't guarantee I'll be updating here regularly for the next month or so. As a peace offering, I leave you with a video of the duet between Servilia and Annio from La clemenza di Tito:

(Kate Lindsey is a pretty dreamy Annio, don't you think?)

Upcoming Performance Alert:

      There will be more details hopefully later this month, but I wanted to give you all a heads up that Andy will be singing the role of the Vicar in Bronx Opera's upcoming production of Albert Herring, so if you're in the area in January, you should definitely come see the show. I hear the music rehearsals from our neighbors' living room, and it sounds fantastic. The two casts have not been set yet, but as soon as I know which nights he is performing, I will put the details up here.

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