So, this one’s a little out of season, but it’s topical. This Thursday I’m dusting off the ol’ recital dress and taking part in a concert of opera arias with the other staff singers in my church choir. Opera isn’t always my strong suit — particularly the acting part of it — but I’m psyching myself up for it. After all, it’ll be the first time I’ve performed any opera arias in public since my senior recital back in ’05. (Yikes! Can that be true? I’ll have to think on it some more. To my credit, though, I’ve done a lot of concert and sacred and choral repertoire in the interim. Eek.) I’ll let y’all know how it goes!
(Oh yeah, and I was in Berlin with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus to sing at the Philharmonie with the Berliner Philharmoniker when this picture was taken. My illustrious European debut! See? I didn’t waste all those years in silence!)