One thing that I have learnt over the past three years as a performance student is the importance of keeping a diary 🙂 I work hard to try and stay organised as we have to juggle our studies with performance opportunities. Some we take part in through College and some we find ourselves externally, they are such an important part of our development as they provide us with the chance to connect with an audience.
Last June I was asked by my old singing teacher, Jayne Wilson who taught me at high school to take part in a production of “Madama Butterfly” for Bowdon Festival Opera. I had a fantastic time with everyone involved and was thrilled to be invited back to take part in their production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” next year. I have been asked to take on the role of Zerlina which is a fabulous way for me to start summer 2016.
To help raise the money needed by the organisers to put on the production they will be holding a gala fundraiser on Saturday 24th October and I will be joining other soloists to provide an enchanting evening of opera arias. I will be performing arias from “Hansel and Gretel” from the role that I performed whilst in Italy this summer.
I am looking forward to the evening as I get to sing alongside some brilliant performers and as a bonus I get to spend the weekend with my Mum and Dad 🙂
A quick link to my blog post about Zerlina’s aria