Thursday, August 14, 2008

lots of work to do...

And I'm seriously wondering when I can sit down with the score and get Musetta ready to be coached next week. I think later tonight and Friday night will be my chance to spend some quality time, supplemented by lunch hours as much as possible. I'm learning two new arias, too, and I can't help but feel the urgency of an imminent audition season.

I did finish the invitations, though! Scratch one thing off the list.

I got a heads up from Ms. T that the local newspaper is scheduled to attend our rehearsal on Saturday to take some pics and do some interviews. I need to look good for this, people. But what, for the love of god, can you wear to look good and be comfortable while crawling around the floor? Anybody? I need some suggestions. I need to remember to suck in my stomach too. Oh my so much to think about. Although, the truth is, my character is rather boring, so they'll probably be focusing on all the other fun people.

In other news, on Monday, I got a call about a lead role in a rather obscure opera with a small area company. I'm in the process of trying to find a score to really figure out what the vocal demands are, but judging by the composer and the orchestral situation, and the ladies that have recorded it, I have a sinking feeling that the role is, while flattering to be considered, just simply too heavy/dramatic for me. Up until now, this has been my policy: "I'll take what I can get. Yes I will." But the truth remains-- if I accept an assignment that doesn't fit me-- the product won't be excellent, and that isn't fair to anybody. Least of all yours truly who is in the process of trying to make lots of good impressions and no bad. Also, if nobody can hear me-- well...But I have to say, I feel lucky to have gotten the call at all. Talk about making my day!

As far as the loneliness situation, I'm getting better, but mornings are still very hard. Love hurts!

2 comments:

NHB said...

You leave out the details! What are the two new arias, and can we know the rather obscure opera you mention?

N.

Jessica said...

oohhh my. I can't say until I make a decision! But the arias are just the Marzelline from Fidelio and Deh vieni! not very thrilling....