On to the Next Thing

October 8, 2018   

So what’s next? This Friday, I travel to Pittsburgh PA to begin work on Bernstein’s On the Town. I will be performing 3 roles:

  • The First Workman
  • The Miss Turnstiles Announcer
  • Judge Pitkin W. Bridgework

I think I have it fairly well down except for the darn dialogue. Why is dialogue so difficult for an opera singer to memorize? I can memorize recitative fairly easily. That’s just dialogue on pitch. Maybe I should arrange my dialogue as music. That way, I could be sure to cement it in my brain. At any rate, the first rehearsal is coming up, and I have some work to do, so you may not hear from me for a while. This should not be a new experience for long-time readers.