In one of my master-classes this week I sang for Lena Belkina http://lenabelkina.com– mezzo soprano, who was a wonderful lady full of vibrancy.
She gave me some great tips on how to sing Puccini and how to control any nerves before getting on stage.
Then the cast performed in a show called “Opera On Tap” where we got to sing snippets of the opera in a full bar and the atmosphere was great, full of high energy.
It’s getting very exciting and I can’t wait to perform the role of Frasquita here in Germany.
Together with some of friends from the cast we managed to grab a little spare time for exploring one of the local parks here in Berlin.
Although we have all worked hard there has still been time to sample some great food and shared many laughs.
Then on Sunday evening I performed alongside Néstor Bayona three songs from Edvard Grieg’s Haugtussa. (I’ve been told there was a recording (video) hopefully I can get a copy. He was a dream to work with and I enjoyed shaping the music in a different style full of dance tempos and exciting trills.