This week provided me with a great opportunity to meet and interview Derek Clark with my fellow student Maisy Hepburn and a few days later Tom Creed who are both currently involved in the RCS’s production of ‘Two Russian Tales’. It is always fascinating for me to get an insight into the wonderful world that is created by those involved with the production and staging of an opera. This year the RCS are staging an opera double bill consisting of of Stravinsky’s ‘Mavra’ and Walton’s ‘The Bear’. It was wonderful to talk with both the conductor and the director of the two operas and I was grateful to them both for taking the time to chat with us. I hope that you enjoy listening to them. I missed the opening night last night but I have my tickets and I’m very excited to go and see this next week which runs until the 5th March.
I explored two slightly different ways of finalising my video interviews and I would really appreciate your feedback on this style of presentation for an interview. If you like this style of presentation do you think the interview is better with the audio over the question captions or without ? Are there are any questions that you would have liked me to ask? That way if I get a similar opportunity to do a video interview in the future I can add to the list of questions 🙂
This Saturday 27th Feb. I participated in the preliminary round of the Courtney Kenny Competition held by ‘The Association of English Singers and Speakers’ and I’m very excited to announce that I was selected to perform in the final on the 6th March at Tonbridge School, High Street Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1JP. The final starts at 2:00 pm and If you happen to be in the area it would be lovely to see some smiling faces in the audience for support.
To finish off my lovely week, my dear friend Silvia and I made the most of the sunshine in Glasgow and went on a lovely long walk around Kelvingrove Art Gallery and visited Huntarian Museum in Glasgow University. We finished with some fabulous yummy treats!