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So, where’s your banana and boots?

We Trinity Laban students were treated to a vocal master class this afternoon by the great Mr Roderick Williams.

http://www.ingpen.co.uk/artist/roderick-Williams/

He was such a charismatic, warm person keen to avoid talking about technique in too much detail with the lucky singers who took part, yet he had so many other interesting things to talk about. In particular, about how to get into character when singing an aria as a stand alone piece. It’s difficult to sing about how you’ll come back and haunt your brother once you’re dead, because he’s put you in prison because he thinks you were plotting against him with your lover (Piangero la sorte mia – Jiulio Cesare) in a concert environment, without all the context performing the aria as part of the opera would provide. Continue reading So, where’s your banana and boots?

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So, what blogs me on?

The first thing you have to think about when starting a blog about a particular subject is, “Who else is writing about this and what can I learn from them?” So I did a bit of research and decided on two I really like:

http://www.juliettepochin.co.uk/blog/

Show me a Soprano in a pair of marigolds atop a piano and you’re showing me a Soprano after my own heart. As a married woman, keeping a home and a husband (guffaw) I know only too well the strains of balancing all of those responsibilities as well as the responsibility to my own art and development as an aspiring classical singer. Continue reading So, what blogs me on?