This morning my ribs hurt. Not my ribs so much as my intercostals. And my lower back. I did a lot of singing yesterday, prepping arias for audition. Sophie (Presesntation of the Rose) and Baby Doe (Silver Aria) particualarly – lots of high, sustained singing. Add to that five hours of teaching, and you have a real vocal workout and test of stamina! I guess my support systems were engaged, because I’m sore.
But, I need to practice more today, because I got this email in my Inbox this morning:
I was given your e-mail address by Brad Woolbright of the Santa Fe Opera. Lenore Rosenberg, the director of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, heard you at their Apprentice auditions last month, and she has asked me to arrange a Met audition for you sometime this fall.