As I have mentioned in a few posts before, the grade fives are doing an operetta called “The Gypsy Baron”. In this Operetta (an Operetta is when there is mostly singing and some talking) Arsena -a farm girl- falls in love with a farm boy and when a rich man says to Arsena’s father (Zuspan) that if I marry your daughter then I will give you money, Arsena has to make a tough decision.
In the operetta I am Arsena’s care taker and I help her with the tough decisions. I have 2 solos and 1 duet with Arsena. My name is Katinka (try saying Katinka, it sounds so cool!). Katinka is a half lead.
The audition for the opera was very nerve-racking because I knew that I was singing alone, in front of the choir teacher. He complimented me on my high notes which felt very nice. We found out our parts on the last day of school before Christmas break. I was literally singing and skipping after that day because I was so proud of myself! I can’t wait to get started on the rehearsals!
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Yay!! Congrats lady! I am so proud of you! When is the performance ?
It is in June!
Now how cool is that!!! Go for it, girl! Break a leg!
I like your blog entry very much, Claire! You help the reader understand the story line of the opera easily! You will be incredible on stage! Very exciting year for you.
Yes it is! I can’t wait!
Hi Claire. This sounds such fun! Well done for getting such a great part. Do you have to do any voice exercises each day to train your voice? Good luck – you’ll be fantastic I’m sure.
Right now I am learning the duet with a boy in my class but other than that, I just practice my script.
Wow! This is exciting! Congrats Claire!
Thanks Mary in Halifax!
Claire, How are the rehearsals going?
They are going well! I love my character, Katinka. I am working on the duet with a boy in my class.
Claire, so excited for you! What date is the show? I hope Mikey and I will still be here to see it 🙂
Miss you Claire
I don’t think that you ca be there, it’s in June. Aren’t you in Vancouver?
I am living in Vancouver now yes, but I will be coming to Victoria on June 10 and 11 🙂