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Save the Date -- February 20

A week from Saturday I am performing in the preliminary round of the NATS Song and Aria competition. If I make the finals, I will perform in front of the public on Sunday evening at the BU College of Fine Arts.

Now, there's no guarantee I'll make the finals. However, I like my chances. I placed third last year, I'm competing against a relatively small field, and I'm singing some awesome repertoire. I know, I know, some of you will give me the standard "opera's not my thing" or "I don't like opera" or "you suck" response -- okay, maybe not that last one -- but it's really not about opera. It's about support. It really meant a lot to me last year when treacle_well, necturus, bitty, bubblebabble, hyounpark, keyasau3, Dan, JC, Tubby, and Scory came out to support me. (I hope I didn't forget anyone!) Hopefully, if I make the finals, I'll get as large a turnout again. And just think, you may get only two more chances to hear me sing after this before I move to London.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 11th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
I'm going to be out of town on that weekend, but I wish you the best of luck. Sing it and Bring it! (I always thought opera singers needed a slogan to match the golfer's "Grip it and Rip it.")

Feb. 11th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC)
oooh, tricky
that's a busy weekend, but, depending on when you sing saturday or sunday, I can probably make it to one of them.
Feb. 11th, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
Re: oooh, tricky
You can't come Saturday. The preliminaries are not open to the public. It's just me and my accompanist in a small room in front of my voice teacher and two or three judges. Sunday's finals are open to the public, however: the finals start at 7 p.m., but since I'm Division 5 Avocational, I doubt I would sing before 8:30...if, that is, I get into the finals.
Feb. 11th, 2005 08:22 am (UTC)
What are you singing?
Feb. 11th, 2005 08:58 am (UTC)
That hasn't been completely decided. I'm definitely singing "Non piu andrai" from Marriage of Figaro and the first three lieder of Schumann's Dichterliebe. I have to sing one song in English, and it's between "Lord God of Abraham" from Mendelssohn's Elijah or "Down East" by Ives. My teacher and I will decide on Tuesday which one is in better shape for competition.
Feb. 12th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC)
I would love to come!
Feb. 15th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
We all hope you do well.
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