I’m not sure if you noticed, but Ariodante has arrived in select cities (primarily France and the UK – USA, it’s coming to you in a few weeks!) It’s a most welcome release, because I’ve been eager for it to appear for well over a year now, seeing as we recorded it in January of 2010.
Well, fast foward many months, many roles, many cities, many planes, many adventures, and here I am back in the very spot of the recording ~ lovely Lunigo, outside of the even lovelier Venice (ah, so near, yet so far!)~ and am larynx-deep in this marvelous and endlessly fascinating role. Lo and behold, as I looked out my window this evening, this was waiting for me:
I have begun to catch my breath, but it won’t last for TOO long as there is an exciting tour looming ahead, not to mention revisiting my beloved Cendrillon ~ HOWEVER, I predict the myriad of tales and thoughts and insights that have passed through my mind might just make it to this very space before too long. Months have passed, I am well aware, but as I’ve always said, writing is recreational for me, and my focus will always be on my performing. I’m afraid that aspect has demanded all of my resources of late, yet happily, the end is in site!
Ah, but before I go? It’s been an AMAZING few months! Thank you, to each of you, for your tremendous support!
Looking forward to seeing you, perhaps, in Baden Baden, Paris or London!