Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Caption Capers


"I finally got to sing at the Deutsche Oper but all I got for a costume was this stupid towel."


There are some things that make me a bit less envious of older, "more successful" singers.

And there are some things that just make my day. :)

Read/see more about Deutsche Oper's production of Tristan und Isolde at Intermezzo's blog.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

An Empty Inbox


"But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for." -Anna Neagle


When I imagine things, I always see the beginning and the end, but I never seem to foresee the place between them, the void that begs to be filled. This unfortunately oversight always leaves me scrambling, desperately searching for a solution to this unforeseen problem.

I finished my auditions and it took a day for the fact to sink in that I'm actually done. It seemed like a miracle. Then the brilliance of completion faded and the dullness of waiting swept in to take its place.

I have never been so upset by an empty inbox.

I feel like I'm living in suspended animation -- it takes everything in me to focus on other things (like, for example, my senior recital which is only a month away!), things which are necessarily important. I just can't stop thinking about the results of my auditions. These little emails will determine how my life will continue for the next few years. Right now, that seems like a big deal.

I know I'm probably dramatizing this whole thing. In fact, I know I am. The emails just have to come and then I can deal with it all. Until then, I have to accept the fact that the suspense will continue to torture me.

I guess until then, I can just laugh at opera shenanigans. That Carmen skit never gets old...