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Lyric Opera of Chicago
October 1, 5, 9 (matinee), 13, 16 (matinee), & 22, 2016M/em>
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Don José, Carmen
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Lyric Opera of Chicago
December 10, 12, & 14, 2016
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Monostatos, The Magic Flute
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Los Angeles Opera
February 18 & 25, 2017
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First Jew, Salome
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El Camino College Marsee Auditorium
March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
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Los Angeles Opera
March 25 & 30, 2017
April 2 (matinee), 6, 9 (matinee), & 15, 2017
Spalanzani, The Tales of Hoffmann
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Seattle Opera
May 6, 7 (matinee), 10, 13, 14 (matinee), 17, 19, & 20 (matinee), 2017
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MAW, Santa Barbara – Day Ten

Today was not one of those good days. I woke up with a slight congestion. It went away after an hour. I started my work-out today. Woke up at 6:45am and worked out from 7:00-7:50, and ate breakfast.

I warmed up, and tried to sing “Ecco ridente…,” but I was struggling with the “O dolce contento” coloratura passage (the one with the B natural). In addition, since I’m already struggling there, the following passage after that seems hard to do, even though I usually do it very easily. Maybe I was practicing out of panic, since this will be the aria that I will be singing for Marilyn Horne’s Masterclass at the Lobero Theater on Saturday.

I had a full day of coaching today. My first session was with Prof. Tarquinio, and we were able to go through most of “Basilio” lines. The coaching with Linda Jones was very different. She wants to make sure that I am breathing properly (low and not too high on the shoulders), and that I am not “grabbing”. I can agree with what she wants to accomplish, but some of her routines are themselves somewhat tension-producing. It’s a bit hard to understand, but one of the things I try to remember about singing is not to THINK too much. After that, I was with Susanna and Justin, along with Warren Jones and Phillip for the coaching of Thaïs. I was able to sing my part vocally fine. My last coaching was with Randy Behr. I am enjoying what I’m learning from the Maestro. Everything he says, so far, makes sense in regards to the opera.

After requesting Drew not to be scheduled tomorrow for any coaching due to vocal rest, I decided to borrow three (3) Disney/WB videos from Brian of Cate School. I watched Animaniacs Sing-Along and Cinderella. I might be watching “Mary Poppins” tomorrow. I plan on going to bed early tonight, around 10:30pm, and waking up tomorrow around 7:00am. I decided to do my work-outs on an MWF Schedule. Hopefully, I’ll have enough rest before the Masterclass on Saturday. Ciao! for nao!

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