Well it’s been a crazy start to 2013. The COC Ensemble has been rehearsing and finally performed our show of La clemenza di Tito on Feb 6th. I sang the role of Publio and all in all I enjoyed being a part of this opera. It challenged my views on this show a little bit but our directer R.B. Schlather was very accommodating in allowing us to make the characters and the show our own. I’ve also had the privilege of working on Tristan und Isolde, covering the Steuermann, but also role studying King Marke. This has been very enlightening as my first real foray into Wagner, and it feels good to sing with one’s whole being and the demand on the body is much different.
Somewhere in the midst of all this, I performed in a concert of Mozart and Salieri works as well. We discovered a few little gems that don’t see the light of day very often. I performed in Mozart’s trio “Mi lagnero tacendo” and an awesome Salieri aria from one of his passions “Qual terribil vendetta… All’idea de tuoi perigli”.
Looking ahead from Tito and Tristan, I’ve started working on Salome, Carmelites and soon Lucia.