A Voice, a Vision, an Adventure!
Welcome to the ramblings of an international opera singer as she travels the world, searching for beauty and possibility in the world and on its stages.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Gratitude - Day 91
I'm grateful for fabulous colleagues! Our 12-performance run of "Barbiere" in Chicago came to an end last night, and it was a marvelous group of people with which to spend 2 months of my life! From the enthusiastic backstage crew, to the remarkable rehearsal department gang (no request too obscure for them!), to the wonderful cast. I count my blessings that I'm an opera singer today when many colleagues have learned to listen on the stage! For example, the Rosina-Figaro duet in Act 1 was a blast to play with the immensely talented Nathan Gunn - each night the scene played out slightly differently, because we were listening and reacting, making it possible to PLAY the scene as if it were ... a play! The time (almost!) always flies on a production, and while most folks are usually ready to move onto the next project, a run like this is always hard to say goodbye to.
Me? I have a 4 hour rehearsal today with my accompanist for our first recital tomorrow - preparing for a week with 4 recitals in 7 days...no rest for the weary!