It's over!!! I played my last graduate recital tonight. And on top of that, it was the scary solo piano one. Solo piano recitals are so not my cup of tea...would much rather have a vocalist or instrumentalist with me...but you gotta do what you gotta do.
It was insane by the way. It went really well. I was pleased. And on top of that, I wasn't shaking in my boots like I would have been even six months ago.
Anyway, it's over...and I'm almost graduated. Who would've ever thought?!?!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
My opera singers had coachings with the director of Cenerentola (the current Utah Opera production) today. She's great to work with. Anyway, one of my singers has been constantly getting the same criticism with almost every coach that has come in. But today, she got some positive comments and some really nice compliments. I always say you're only as good as your last performance but it was great to see her entire countenance change just from some positive feedback. It's such a great feeling when you've been told the same thing over and over again...and tried to fix it over and over again without success...been so very frustrated and confused...and finally have someone tell you you're getting better. I'm glad she finally got there. A little optimism can go a long way.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I've decided that I am going to invent a machine...a cloning machine. A machine that will create my doppelganger...an exact copy of me to play the opera shows, and go to yoga, and attend Cenerentola rehearsals. Especially during weeks--like this one--when the opera has taken it upon themselves to kill us. Then, while Emilia #2 is working for the opera...I will have time to practice...and hence be able to graduate! Brilliant, don't you think? I think so. I would make millions--much more than I will ever make as a musician.
Hmmm...maybe I'll run away to Disneyland. They always need someone to play the piano. Better yet...I can sell churros, cotton candy, and mickey mouse balloons to kids. Hey...why not???