Earlier this month K participated in an opera workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. She stayed in an on-campus dorm room at PLU for her 10-day experience, a taste of college living and an opportunity to learn from inspiring PLU faculty members and radiant professional singers along with other high school, undergraduate, and adult opera singers.
The day I dropped her off: K’s getting her bearings, standing in PLU’s music building under the Chihuly rose installations.
A week and a half later, the singers had honed their parts for Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and various opera scenes for a best-of-opera variety evening performance. Hansel and Gretel was in the early afternoon, and then the opera scenes were performed in the evening. K’s wonderful teacher M came with for the day.
Nana’s visit coincided with K’s performance. 🙂
K’s opera scene was the Flower duet from Lakmé. It’s one of the most beautiful arias of any opera; after hearing K sing the mezzo-soprano part so incredibly beautifully on stage, it’s become my favorite.
K’s duet partner was a fantastically talented coloratura soprano and a terrific person for K to work closely with.
We were all so proud of K and happy that her experience was such a great one!