Friday, June 13, 2008

Opening night

It was way too fun. I'm really starting to get to know the people in my cast-- since I had a week off, I guess I felt a little disconnected from everyone else, and, well, I don't really spend that much time on stage with them! There are some fantastically talented people...and on opening night, I started to feel like I was really in a "show."

Maybe I can sing Verdi??

You couldn't ever say that my little role is a true test of one's ability to last through a Verdi opera in a lead role, but I like the structure of the music, and the ensembles are so beautiful. The nun's chorus in Act II...sigh... I don't think I'm really cut out for Verdi leading ladies, but I sure had fun getting to be in the general aura of Verdi-ness for the run of this show...then it's back to Puccini.

Speaking of, I was excited to learn this week that I'd landed the role of Musetta for a production in November! Words cannot decribe how excited I am that I get to go from one Puccini opera straight into another. It's absolutely my favorite stuff to sing, but for some reason I never thought that I had the vocal weight to pull it off. The true test of what you're right for, I guess, is what you get hired for, so it's a fun realization that I can now officially call myself a lyric soprano and have the resume to back it up. And to be in La bohème??? yessssss. I am so freaking lucky.

I ordered my score.

I used to miss having money and being able to go shopping and buy fabulous clothes, and somehow, all the music is making me forget about it! I have my work cut out for me.


SarahB said...

Fabulous news!

Jessica said...


Completely Coloratura said...

Congrats, Jessica!