Besides having a headache on one side of my head for about 6 hours today, it was a good day!
Rehearsed the 2nd Act finale...I'm still not in love with my voice throwing for the notary. There are so many ways I can do it so I'm going to play around.
What I'm tempted to do most is belt it an octave lower, but I think the orchestration is just too much there for me to try and be a broadway mezzo.
So I'll stick with the nasal goat-y voice for now and see what else I can come up with.
Worked on Clorinda today.
I REALLY Like and I REALLY want to write some crazy ornaments for the 2nd half (in the style, of course!), but still crazy high and awesome.
It MAY be a piece I'm considering adding.
Sang thru je suis tytania but I'm not in love with it because it's a bit too vapidly repetitive.
And what I LOVE to sing right now is Fee. I learned it last year in a pinch and it got me a gig for '09, but it feels GOOD right now. Never paid much attention to it after that... Doesn't show the required 'high' and 'fast' for me--- but a beautiful piece in itself with enough 'coloratura' section and enough 'legato' singing that I'll consider it as well.