After a very busy week of four operas being performed back to back, and rehearsals in between I’m very thankful it’s Sunday! A day of rest was truly deserved by all my colleagues and the staff. So here is a little low-down on what I’ve been up to: I have performed twice in Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica’ and twice in Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ in the local Auditorium, which is a fabulous stage, equipped with rich, thick, red curtains and row upon row of red seats. It certainly gave the place a majestic and theatrical atmosphere. Normally this space is used as a cinema for the local community and even though we weren’t the usual blockbuster the support and turnout was wonderful. For every opening night the 250 seat (guesstimate : ) ) theatre received almost a full house, which was super for the small town. Both operas went brilliantly and the cast were marvellous! I can’t wait to perform with everyone again in this final week. On top of that we began staging in the space ‘Hansel and Gretel’ I have a cast role and I also have a performance as Gretel next Saturday. Tomorrow we’re practising with orchestra.
I’m in the middle of cooking a spaghetti bolognaise for 12 friends at the minute so I’ll have to dash. But love and best wishes to you all xxxxx I’ll catch up soon.
39 thoughts on “The Course Finale – My Final Week With The Opera Performance Studio”
Sounds like you’ve been so busy! I’m happy to hear things are going well. Enjoy your day of rest! xx
I had a lie-in the morning for a change really tired, but I’m full of beans again now ☺️ hope you’re having a great summer.
All my best
My summer is going well, thank you. Lots of writing marathons which means lots of edits now. Glad to hear from you! xx
What a grande time you have been having AND I must say, had I not just consumed my own dinner, I’d be considering the spaghetti bolognaise!
I love that it cooks away best when just left in the oven after browning everything. If there are leftovers I’m going to add some chilli powder and beans and turn it into chilli con carne later in the week ☺️. Hope you’re well .
I am well thank you for asking 🙂 and may your culinary endeavors bring you continued joy! Please consider penning a book of your cooking wizardry. Fill it it with tempting photos and recipes that we may use to please diners everywhere. Just a thought…
Do you have a Youtube channel? I would love to subscribe and hear some of the performances!
Keep up the good work!
Yes here’s a link ☺️ https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCjMXKEEZ0Iu32vdQ_GyQXcQ
Hope you enjoy my recordings.
Wonderful view of the performance studio. Looks like you had fun. . I love spaghetti bolognese and make it at least once a month.
Yes John me too it’s a bit of a regular meal for me and a great one to cook for lots of people.
I’ve really had to put my brain into gear to learn all the German in just a few weeks in between the other music and Italian it’s a fabulous opportunity, keep your fingers crossed for me for Saturday at 4pm.
Crossed, but you’ll do well.
Such hectic and evenful week you are having. It’s really amazing that you still make some time to blog. I hardly get time these days to blog. Reading your blog is always a pleasant experience. Keep up the great work you are doing. 🙂 😀
Thanks Gaurab happy friendship day. Thanks for keeping in touch, it’s a good discipline and is like a diary for me, it doesn’t take long to do a post, wish I had more time to answer everyone but I will catch up after next week ☺️.
It must be a spaghetti weekend, made my sauce yesterday. Can’t wait to see you as Gretel. Busy, busy week ahead, have fun.
I’m super excited about it, I love the music and the role ☺️.
My best wishes
Heather what a busy time you have had and I am sure you loved every minute of it. Continued enjoyment with your school and all the things you get to do to learn your craft.
It’s super Mary thanks for keeping in touch with me ☺️.
Relief with Rest & Recreation for you. Love that smile & the glitter in your eyes.
Thanks Paul I love a bit of glitter 😀.
Congratulations, Charlotte! All the best with Gretel.
Ah! I can see you as a pregnant nun 🙂
Thumbs up! 🙂
Angel, thanks for such a delicious post.
Now kick back and relax !!
Cooking a spaghetti bolognaise for 12 friends
thirteen counting me, dancing around the kitchen,
tasting the sauce, stirring the spaghetti.
Soon the friends will come, filling the chair
with their laughter and good cheer.
In the meantime I dance to the music
I dance to the songs we sang.
Good cheer, my friend. Remember it’s not work if it’s your joy and your passion.
Back refreshed and raring to go
A busy joy-filled time of your life! As we too are amidst over here with one chick’s wedding and another in the family coming up! Wish I could hear you and eat your delicious food. Live the moment fully.
Wow, Charlotte! What energy you have! No wonder you needed a lie-in on Sunday morning! Good luck with Gretel on Saturday (though I’m sure you won’t need it!) Best wishes, Clare x
Great – congrat – Thanks to have take time to share – You’re fabulous !! take care and all the best for you
All of ya’ll look wonderful, and enjoy that wonderful meal. May the Lord continue to bless you as you serve Him faithfully.
All this talent AND you can make spaghetti Bolognese for twelve… I’m more than impressed.
Whoo you have been busy but that big smile means you’re having fun! Good for you!
Save a little spaghetti for me. 😉
You make such a darling pregnant nun!
I was the talk of the village 😄
No before photos of the spaghetti Bolognese? Best of luck with Hansel and Gretel.
Lovely photos Charlotte Dear! Hope all went to your expectations and that your friends enjoyed the meal you offered them!You are really blessed ,my lovely friend! Hugs to you 🙂 <3 xxx
Those heavenly photos of you are great ~ you look to be having a great time with it all.
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