>la tua povera Zerlina

>on the 4th I worked on
V’Adoro Pupille
Batti, Batti O Bel Masetto

Blah, I forgot to write in here this week. I’ve been sleeping most of the week because I feel awful, but I should have written anyway.

I definitely felt rusty getting back to singing lessons after two weeks away. (Frankly, I did not keep on top of it while I was away, so it’s not that surprising.) I relapsed back into the old way of making faces at myself and nervous-fidgeting when I wasn’t doing things properly. Batti, Batti felt okay but V’Adoro Pupille didn’t feel that great in parts. Plus, I didn’t work on ornamentation at all (for V’Adoro Pupille) because it is so incredibly frightening to me.

As for rehearsals, they are going okay. I just need to learn the words to “Our Little World” and I should be fine because I’m really not having that much of an issue with the music. It’s just remembering where the words go, and in what order. And trusting my instincts.

>le vostre faville son grate nel sen

>I worked on
V’Adoro Pupille (again!)

And I guess I never wrote about this or thought about it very much! I remember MP really wanted me to start working on ornamentation, which is primarily a confidence and musicality confidence issue. It’s scary, therefore I would rather not. She said it was scary for her, too, but still. :(

Rehearsals have been fine. Not terribly exciting, we’re currently in the “okay now I have to remember all my lines and blocking and music and do it in the right order oh gosh” phase where you’re not quite comfortable with the book out of your hands just yet.

A tiny little personal victory: I sent an email about replacing Cinderella, since our Cinderella had to drop out. I’m still not really speaking to my mother over the fact that she told me “this is only community theatre and you can’t even handle that, you’ll never be able to handle it in real life.” But I did it. And I was told that it was being taken care of but thank you for offering and I bet you would make a great Cinderella. So…there’s that, at least? No-one seems to have been offended by my offering, and things haven’t been awkward since I did…

I’m still not going to tell my mother.

>the belle of new orleans tried to show me once how to tango

>Today I worked on
The Doll Song (again)
V’Adoro, Pupille
(I find the countertenor/alto Julius Caesar somewhat hilarious, I have to admit.)

I don’t know if it’s because MP wasn’t feeling well so she wasn’t up to correcting me too much today or what, but I don’t feel like I got a whole lot accomplished today at my lesson? I mean, I sang through the first part of the Doll Song and then the entirety of V’Adoro Pupille a couple of times, but. I don’t know. :|

I guess I could say to myself “maybe you sounded good today? :D?” but I think that would be a lie!

In other news, rehearsal was fun! Not a whole lot of singing for me in the second act, but I got to meet our new music director, M. He is pretty fantastic, and seems to be very strict (my favorite!!) and willing to whip us into shape. Which we need, since we haven’t had any musical direction at all for about three weeks.

My throat is killing me from screaming so much, though. Most of my second-act stuff is screaming.