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.
Hey Joyce! Your photos are great as ever. I just read that this new Beatrice et Benedict will be sung in english?!! I mean, seriously... ;-)On the 2nd thought I'd actually like to hear how that sounds. I guess it depends a lot on how well it's translated. Do tell us what you think about it Joyce ;)Look at this funny twist: Janet Baker sang "Maria Stuarda" in english - should sound more appropriate all things considering, but instead, IMHO, it sounds weird.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuwYPoaSBiI
Music in the air: thank you for those pics of Houston's impressive and never-silent cellist and, of course, for your other recent pics and words, especially on the subject of young-at-heart elderly relatives. I had a great-aunt and -uncle who emigrated to Chicago when they could see problems looming in 1930s Germany - had they not done so, they probably wouldn't have lived into their 90s, celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary along the way.Music on the air: following on from the subject of anticipation - be it of children for a tasty treat or music-lovers for something aurally awesome - now must surely be a good time to mention that last month's wonderful and varied Wigmore Hall recital (after which it was lovely to say a brief hello) will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and the internet not on 22 October (as billed in the programme) but THIS MONDAY, the 13th, at 7pm BST (6pm GMT): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dw7vj - listen for up to 7 days after broadcast and enjoy again and again and again!
Darn those pictures are incredible!
Thanks, everyone! And dolcevita, I know it's strange to think of the Berlioz to be sung in French, but what's getting me through it is that #1, it's a very decent translation, and #2, it is based on Shakespeare's brilliant "Much ado about nothing", so it's not a complete atrocity!
Nah, I wasn't saying it was a complete atrocity ;) It's just that it's... a tad weird. Does it make a big difference for a singer? I'm sure you have to make some adjustments in phrasing.
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