And we’re back! It was great to have three weeks to sleep and bake all the time, and now I’m recharged ready to get back to work. I’m so excited for everything that’s coming up in the Vocal Arts department this Semester!
1. Opera! The first year singers are all a part of the chorus of La Sonnambula, a Bellini opera about a sleepwalker in a Swiss village. It is a Met+Juilliard production, so we will be performing alongside singers from the Met Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program. Exciting!
2. First Year Songbook: The first year singers are beginning preparations for our second official recital of the year. Last semester most of us sang an older Italian piece and a new English piece, so this semester those will be switched. I’ve enjoyed looking into new Italian pieces, since I’ve mainly done a bunch of Mozart and 17th century style songs.
3. Classes: Though most of my classes are the same, we’re starting on some exciting new material. We’ve begun partner dance in Movement, and since I’m a mezzo and I need to be prepped for pants roles, I get to learn how to lead!
The new semester has started out wonderfully, and I’m looking forward to all of these new adventures!