Cosi fan Tutte!
I have not written about this at all, really. It's still amazing to me how little brain capacity I have for things with all these children running around. I think I used to be a fairly intelligent person. The last few children have reduced me to a blathering fool at times. Seriously, Jeremiah looks at me sometimes and tells me what word I'm trying to say. Oy!
Anyway, Cosi fan Tutte has had its opening night about a week ago. I think I can safely say that it went well: it was well attended, had a responsive audience, and I had only one major screwup (but I'm not even certain most audience members knew it was my fault?!) Anyway, overall, really fun. The most important development over the time spent with this show is:
I'm not nervous anymore.
I'm not NERVOUS anymore!!!
I have always had a problem with nerves...ever since I can remember I would get the customary bundle of nerves every time I stepped on stage. But, for some reason, this time I stepped on that giant stage in front of a couple hundred people, and was able to sing just as well as I have been singing in rehearsal. It was like the audience was there in the best way possible - to give me energy and encouragement. I think that's how it should always be, but I have never been able to do that. It was awesome! I felt so happy to be communicating through music, without nerves getting in the way.
One more performance to go. Hopefully the nerves will stay away again. :)
|me, as Despina in Cosi fan Tutte. I think it's quite flattering, do you? ;)|