Character work is fun, ‘specially when you get to play evil for half a morning.
For a museum show by Elizabeth Berdann called The Deep End.
Rebecca Ringle, Mezzo-Soprano, As A Siren, 2012, watercolor on ivory. 2” x 1 5/8 ” For exhibition click here.
As we shot photos for this tiny painting, I sang along to Ella Fitzgerald doing “Lorelei” by the Gershwins on my phone speakers.
"To sing, I think is the most human. You are the vessel. Everything depends on how you feel as a person. And the first thing you do, which I did very early- it is not to be conceited… it is not to be impossible- is for you to hear how beautiful your instrument is. And you must be true to that. You must have joy to deliver this sound."
Y’all, it’s the @MetOpera score dolly. For real. It dates to the old pre-Lincoln Center opera house and has been carrying orchestral parts for over 50 years. Behold its chipped, sturdy, well-designed glory. And thanks to the librarian on duty for telling me all about it and letting me share his love for something so old and practical.
8mi hike on the #AppalachianTrail made a voice lesson the next day particularly awesome. Breath support for miles & words & notes seem to mean more. Anyone else ever have that happen?