Saturday, April 23, 2011

Darn you, Carol Vaness...You Make It Sound So Easy

That aria never gets old. And Ms. Vaness sings it so effortlessly. The beauty of her tone always cuts right to my heart.

You could say that this video is a peace-offering of sorts: an apology for being so quiet recently. My life has been a bit of a roller-coaster and it's hard to sort ideas and feelings into words when they are so turbulent. But I'm back now and I can tell you a little bit, if not all, of what's going on.

First of all, my senior recital went well and from what I understand, the audience enjoyed it (which, arguably, is the best sort of reward). I had tons of fun, sang stunningly gorgeous music, and was blessed to collaborate with incredible artists. What more could a girl ask for?

With that wrapped up, I only have opera scenes left (in terms of solo singing) at school before I graduate. I'm excited to sing both Carmen and Hermia, but I'm equally excited to graduate. It's been a good four years. They've been instructive, challenging, frustrating, exhilarating, and fun. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to experience them and now I'm happy to move on and do something new.

I'm just as committed to my dreams and goals. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me! I can't tell you everything just yet, but I have some exciting news on the horizon. Just hold tight until I can make the proper announcements!

But I can tell you that I will be attending New York Opera Studio's Summer Intensive in June. Let's hear it for opera boot camp! They haven't released the scenes yet, but I'm very excited to find out what I'll be working on this summer. I'm sure it will be a great learning experience and another chance to meet more singers. :)

Until next time -- Tchüss and Happy Easter!

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