Feeling ill this last week made me think about this comment in the Guardian :
Debate: have modern opera singers got the wrong attitude?
Peter Conrad, writer and critic wrote “I remember when great singers felt obliged to justify their reputations at every performance and made it a point of pride not to disappoint the customers, whether or not they had good reason”.
My parents instilled into me a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility to other people be they customers or colleagues.
I can’t remember taking a day off sick at High School or 6th Form, even when I broke my foot I turned in to 6th form the following day, and had to work with the other students not going on the Christmas trips, whilst having to cancel the end of term shopping trip to York because I knew I wouldn’t be able to walk around much with the group.
However, last week to preserve my voice I rested it , there had been an awful bug going around and I thought I’d escaped it but I eventually got it. I did try my best to be useful to my group in the final week of the second trimester and used my other skills in dance to participate in the end of term collaboration project which turned out well.
I’m interested in early remedies to sore throats as soon as the tickle starts because it is hard not to sing. If any of you have any really good remedies to get rid of a dry cough I’m listening.