Sunday, September 23, 2007

Shaaaa Faaaa Moooo

Had my first voice lesson last week. It was so much fun! There were points where I dissolved into hysterical giggles over some of the stuff she had me doing - most of it sounded like someone was having wild sex - I kept thinking of that scene in Porky's, "Why do they call her Lassie?"
But I think I did well - I was able to repeat back everything she sang or played. I learned about breathing and posture and I have homework for next class.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Oh no!

Today I found out that Nathan Gunn has pulled out of Romeo for the first 5 peformances due to illness. I've got certain connections on the investigation for me to find out what's going on, if he's ok, etc. Laryngitis most likely but who knows? He probably already had an inkling when he replied to my email last week about his website. Poor guy - really - besides breaking a contract and losing out on the salary, he's probably incredibly disappointed, as are his fans. I can't imagine how I'd feel in that situation - guilty, disappointed, sad, angry... Plus his website is a mess right now...

Luckily as of now he's still scheduled to be in it on the day I'm going. The Romeo lead also pulled out for a different illness.

I know it's selfish but I sure hope I don't fly all the way to Chicago to see him and JDF only to have one or both be sick. That would stink. (I'd use stronger language but I'm trying to keep it professional, heh heh.)

Bedtime once again.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Preparing for Next Summer

NJ Opera is doing three operas again next summer: Candide, La Cenerentola and... OK I can't remember the third. La Boheme maybe?Anyway I remember Mike, the super captain, saying that they will need supers. Don't know which operas or what they'll need... but anyway I figure since I'll probably be in at least one, I should learn them beforehand. I don't need to, obviously, but I think R&J would have been more interesting had I been familiar with it instead of hearing it for the first time out of order in bits and pieces.

Naturally I'm starting with Rossini, La Cenerentola. It's fun! Here's a clip from YouTube:

Oh what a surprise, Juan Diego Florez is in it.

That's all for tonight.