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Well it’s been a little while since I blogged last, but I was thinking about all of the cool things coming up the rest of this semester and next semester too, and thought I’d share a little. We watched Die Fledermaus on Thursday night for my voice class and because I’m in the opera and it really made me freak out a little because of how much work I’m going to have to do to do well in this production.
My character is Dr. Falke, one of the principal male roles, who spends the entire opera trying to get revenge on the main character, Gabriel Eisenstein, who used to be my friend. We are both noblemen and I must behave as such, being very prim and proper. I think my character is going to take a lot of work to develop, because I am not very good at carrying myself like I’m a noble nor am I a “ladies’ man” as Dr. Falke supposedly is. Other than character development I have to worry about singing. I have to sing pretty high most of the time, which isn’t inherently that difficult, but I also need to develop a different style of voice, that is, I need to have a darker tone and sound more like a very confident man in his 40s or 50s. As a baritone of only 19 years, this has been pretty hard so far. My speaking and singing voices tend to be lighter on the tone side.
The opera isn’t being performed until March but we are doing our first sing-through on Tuesday night so I have quite a bit of work to do before then.
That guy on the left? Yeah, that’s who I need to become between now and March. Also, I can’t grow a mustache…haha. Wish me luck.
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