“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 dreamy lunch, I went back to the theater.
All the way up the stairs, there are marquee posters for operas of the past with all of the big names Caruso, Callas, Toscanini you name it! Finally I get to the theater, and what a fascinating and bizarre experience — they are striking the set from the Ring Cycle they just finished. As I walk into the theater itself, I am oddly struck by how much smaller this theater is than I expected. For a place so embedded in the history of opera, it must be on a grand scale as well, right?
While La Scala is certainly not a small theater, it wasn’t as big as I had built it up to be. The way that this theater and what it has meant to Opera has built a reputation and an impression on me that has made it larger than life!
I took the moment and sang some lines of a couple arias. So, I have sung La Scala, however unfortunately, I wasn’t on stage. 😉
Well, here we go. I’ve got 90 days left to get everything ready. I’ve got a flight and really not much else.
Today, I got a major chunk of the “day job” completed. Those chunks aren’t exactly the glorious part of all of this, however, it certainly helps with financing.
I created a countdown clock it should be on the website soon!
Just so that I can see the seconds ticking away…
I think it is going to help me avoid the pesky pitfall of procrastination.
I also drafted several letters (in German) to send off to various agents in Germany. That’s the exciting part! Sending those letters off starts to help solidify the concrete details of this trip! How many auditions can I fit into 103 days? How many agents? How many cities? How many countries?
I’m about to find out.