Tag Archives: A Wecome Vision

So, you’re saying I shouldn’t exercise?

On Wednesday, Trinity Laban students were treated to another free recital from the Jette Parker Young Artists and this time, the wonderful tenor, Samuel Sakker and beautiful Soprano, Anush Hovhannisyan performed. As we had a rehearsal for the upcoming Carmina Burana, we were only able to make the second half, but what a second half it was.

My highlights were “Deh, se piacer mi vuoi” from La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart. Anush’s warm tones had deep resonance which made it all the more delightful when she manoeuvred around the coloratura phrases (which means the bits that are very busy, with lots of notes) with seeming ease. She looked every inch the diva and I loved that about her aura!

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So, how is my German?

The great thing about third year on our BMus course at Trinity Laban, is the introduction of language song classes. This is a class with a specialised tutor in a particular language, be it French song, German Lieder, Italian or in particular, Bel Canto.

I sang an Italian aria at the beginning of term and this week took part in a leider class, with the talented Richard Jackson. http://www.rcm.ac.uk/vocal/professors/profile/?id=5394

I chose Richard Strauss’ Freundliche Vision, or Froy-nd-lee-ckhe Viz-ee-on, or A Welcome Vision. Continue reading So, how is my German?