Apologies again for lack of blogging. I have had a rather lovely distraction of late in the form of a new fella, but I shall not waver from my course! Promise!
Tonight I have a run through of most of my programme at the Royal College of Music. I have been really looking forward to singing at my alma mater but sadly I have gone down with a throat infection, the last thing I need at the moment. It's not on my vocal chords so I can still sing and will, but it's a timely reminder that perhaps I have been a bit too busy of late. In the last week I have done 3 concerts of an hour and a half of completely new repertoire and a recording (only one song though) as well as rehearsing for all that and my cardiff stuff and a concert I have at the end of this week in France. All extremely enjoyable but energy consuming.
Because of all this I have rather lapsed in the running department (although have lost half a stone, wahey!) and all the singing has meant I haven't been able to keep my brace in much, and when I do have it in, it really hurts!!! After this week things will calm down a bit though and I will have a few days in the west country to chill out a bit.
Still bits and bobs of coaching to do before the big day. I have to sort out an Italian coaching urgently and have planned a session with a fab lady Alma Sheehan, to work on the physical side of presenting my material. I have also managed to squeeze in a coaching next week with the amazing Audrey Hyland who always makes a tremendous difference to the quality of my singing, and makes sure that I always sing from the heart.
I had best sign off and get ready for the concert. I am wearing my new blue dress for the first time to see how it works out because even divas....need to make sure they can walk in their new shoes.