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!