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MAW, Santa Barbara – Day Eleven

Today was better than yesterday. I recovered from the quasi-allergy that I was getting yesterday. I only had one lesson today, and that was with Ms. Marilyn Horne. I warmed up properly, and I was ready for my lesson. The main thing about the lesson is keeping the higher notes “turned” (or some people may term it “covered”, but I like the word “turned” better because it has less other meanings.) We worked on “Tu vivi” and “O Colombina”. One of the main things that I have to remember is to make sure that I don’t go too dark and heavy, even though I’m singing in “AW” position, which will only be possible if I have support when I’m singing.

After that, I went swimming with some colleagues; well, actually, I didn’t really go swimming since I can’t swim. I just walked and played with the water on the pool. Right now, I’m going to Faith’s pad (dorm) and a few of us will be watching a movie (either Legally Blonde or Stigmata – what a contrast!).

Ciao for now!

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MAW, Santa Barbara – Day Eleven

Woke up late today (9:45am). Didn’t eat breakfast, but made it to lunch. Felt very weak the whole day, feeling dehyrdrated. Erica suggested that I drink Gatorade, so I did.

There was a “Hugo Wolf” Masterclass with Mr. Battaglia today at Abravanel Hall in the Music Academy. The singers were Tim (tenor), Justin (baritone), Wendy (mezzo-soprano), Erica (soprano) and Alex (baritone). The masterclass went really went. We stayed at Santa Barbara after the masterclass, and went to a Japanese restaurant. Most of my colleagues ate sushi, but I stayed with a meat/rice combo. After that, we headed to Downtown Santa Barbara for the “Tuesdays at 8pm” concert at the Lobero Theater, which included performances by Justin Plank (baritone), accompanied by Warren Jones. I don’t want to say too much about the program, but I will try to summarize it as short as I can: The instrumental (quintet) was a less fascinating for my taste. I was trying not to doze off. The second and third piece was very enjoyable. I didn’t stay for the second half after intermission, since I wasn’t really a fan of instrumental music, if so, I’m a very picky one.

After the concert, we headed back to Cate School, hung out with friends at the Rec-Center, and went home. I only have one coaching tomorrow, and it’s with Marilyn Horne. I will post everything about it tomorrow. Ciao!

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