Tenorissimi 'en route' was a big success last Saturday. We had a fantastic and very supportive audience in Bramley and we were delighted to be there. ( I will upload the pictures when I get them). The little adventure/anecdote was that the bflat4 of the keyboard 'broke' and sounded 'special' ... Quite unfortunate since one of my solo interludes, Onazes is written in B flat minor!! :) We all accepted with good humour and the concert finished with a full chuch singing Funiculi with all the required umpf!
I had the pleasure to work first time with Achim Holub on the Sunday and it was a truly inspiring class for me. We worked on Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, which is some of the best 22 minutes of music written in the entire repertoire. I love the darkness, the shades ... it's Caravaggio! Or that is how I feel it. I will conduct and record it 10th July, so having the possibility to work it with him beforehand was really helpful!
And finally yesterday I had my first official crossover moment playing for a newly created show Diva's in Development. Completely out of my comfort zone with musical numbers, but absolutely hilarious and inspiring to work with both Clare Presland and Jessica Pidsley. The performance was absolutely upbeat-paced, creative and fresh and I felt proud of what they had managed to write and what they achieved on stage!
Next stop, Thursday in Clapham! Unfortunately Alba Bosch is ill, but Natalie Perez has kindly agreed to sing instead! Rehearsing first time tomorrow!
And it looks like is bed time now!