“Young soprano Elizabeth Gentner…has a supple, full-bodied voice perhaps better suited for a larger venue, but displayed a confidence and command of comedy unusual in a performer at such an early stage in her career.” ~Kathleen Whalen, Daily Republic Correspondent
After my audition yesterday, I went out to explore Milan. The obvious first destination for any opera singer is La Scala. Well, when I got there they had just closed for the afternoon. So I was forced to wait a bit for my first entrance to La Scala. I found a nice pizzeria in the Galleria and had a nice leisurely lunch with the one of the best desserts I’ve had in a while.
It gave me a little time to daydream as about my future life as a traveling international opera star. The daydream is not that far off from my current reality of traveling and singing. The big differences come with the accommodations and the longer stays in a city, as well as a difference in purpose from desperately finding work, to enjoying making music. Rather than a local hostel and the occasional discount hotel, my imagination upgrades my travels to 5 star hotels and furnished flats with more time working on performances and less time on auditions.
The real difference between fantasy and really isn’t the core of what I’m am trying to accomplish. While my fantasy is lovely, I can live without the creature comforts and still make my dreams come true!
I put “Get on the Damn Plane” on my to do list.
I’m sure I’ll explain about me and lists in the near future. However, lets begin with the premise that lists are an important part of the way I operate.
So every day for the last several months, I have seen this item on my electronic task list. Every day i have been anxiously anticipating getting on the damn plane an taking that next big step toward my ultimate goals.
The sense of relief and excitement coupled together is a bit overwhelming. I’ve been planing and saving and packing for the last several months. Wanting to go on this trip for years and now I am here. I am on the plane the doors are closing and I am checking this huge line Item off my list!