Official . Show . Week !

Official . Show . Week !

So I am quite excited, as I am now into the final production week of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci for Opera Seria, based in Manchester. I sing the role of Beppe in the opera – it is a small part, with some really fun things to do in the second half of the opera during the ‘comedia’ – which is sort of a pantomime.

Today is our last staging call, and then the dress rehearsal is tomorrow at the Royal Northern College of Music’s Studio Theatre

I have recently had the benefit of working with some fantastic singers, musicians and directors both in Trinity Laban’s recent Opera – Belshazzar and also over the summer working for Opera Bauge. There I had the opportunity to pick the brains of a current soloist at the Royal Opera House, who helped me with some great tips for my preparation.

This is my first professional role, yikes! Having transitioned from primary school teaching assistant, to operatic busker, to events performer and slowly but surely to Opera Singer – I AM on the journey, and it is a very slow journey – but it is fun, and I’m really happy to be here.

If you’d like to see me perform along with other fantastic singers in an Operatic double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci – containing comedy, romance and of course, a good dose of tragedy, click on the link below

http://operaseria.co.uk/cavpag.html

October 2nd, 3rd and 4th
Royal Northern College of Music
Oxford Road
£16/12