I just got back from participating in my first ever summer intensive, and I cannot believe the experiences and the things that I learned in three weeks! I don’t even really know how to begin to share everything! I think I'll just start at the beginning...
Then Monday I started rehearsing for my scene which was the opening of Beethoven’s Fidelio (Side note: Those of you who have visited my blog before or who know me, know how much I ADORE Beethoven, if you don’t you have to understand how over the moon I was when I got the casting email saying I was singing Marzelline in Fidelio, it was a fabulous moment!) That week was my toughest week because that was my big performance, and it was a big scene for everyone involved. but it was worth all of the stress and I am so proud of how it turned out! I am so grateful for the people who I got the chance to sing that piece with. I learned so much from them and they helped me through the more stressful moments, they made that scene even more special.
During this second week we also had a guest, Peter Randsman, and once again I was totally encouraged and inspired by everything he said and the way he talked about Opera. Mr. Randsman, if you happen upon this, Thank you!!!
There were so many fabulous new people I got to meet and get to know and learn from but there were also many people who I had worked with before but who I got to know and grow with and be inspired by. Michael Redding was one of those people. Having a lesson with him and unlocking some super cool breath things and just talking with someone who I admire so much was something I needed; and again God put him there right where he knew we both would be! Then of course there were all my pickle pals who I am so thrilled that they were there to share this experience with me.
I am so grateful for the #OPERAtunities that the Vocal Arts Festival at The Opera Theater of the Rockies gave to me and for the people that I meet and grew closer to through this program. I will never forget the people I met or the experience of this past summer!
The Dorkie Diva
I don't remember exactly when I came up with this, but I think it is so fitting! I really am truly one of the biggest dorks in the world, especially when it comes to Opera and Music and I hope you can see some of that here on my blog! I also hope Then there is the other half which is my diva side, she is only allowed to show herself in my style, and on stage!