What a big few weeks it has been! I came to London to have a couple of days with friends before starting rehearsals in Berlin. I love how Australians really embrace the expat lifestyle- lots of communities are set up and everyone seems to know everyone (especially in the arts world!)
I saw some wonderful concerts at the Barbican- New York Phil with Joyce DiDonato (such a classy lady), a concert version of Petrushka by the New York Phil cleverly performed with puppetry, and ENO opera Between Two Worlds, which I found very thought provoking.
I was on my way to Berlin, but not before two very exciting announcements. The first was the Royal Opera House season 2015/16 release, in which I'm so excited to be performing in two operas!! Micaela in Carmen- my Opera Australia debut- will now be my ROH debut, and one of my absolute favourite roles, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. I was also thrilled to receive a green room award for leading female performer in opera for the role of Tatyana. It's wonderful when a role that is so close to your heart can be recognised.
Speaking of Onegin, after a little stopover in London yesterday for the international opera awards, I am on my way back to Berlin to continue rehearsals ahead of the premiere next Thursday. The Deutsche Oper have really welcomed me and I cannot wait to perform this role in Berlin alongside an extremely talented cast! Spring in Berlin, lovely people, and one of my favourite roles- I'm definitely one of the lucky ones!!