So it seems that keeping up with a blog is harder than I thought! I'm going to try to catch up now- there has certainly been a lot going on!
To start with I had a wonderful time over Christmas and New Year in Europe. A few fantastic auditions, catch up with friends and a concert in Duisburg was the best way to finish my 4 months overseas. I had a wonderful time performing with the Duisburger Philharmonic thanks to the lovely people from Neue Stimmen. A part of my award in the 2013 competition was to perform at a concert- I was lucky enough to be asked to be the soloist for their New Year's Day concert. I really enjoyed working with the orchestra and Meastro Bellincampi again (they played for the finals of Neue Stimmen) and it was a great chance to sing some new repertoire and old favourites!
After such a long, but great trip, it was time to return to Sydney to begin Faust rehearsals. There is certainly no place like home!! The sunshine, friends and family were a welcome treat, and something I really appecite after long stints away from home.
I think I'll write a separate post about Faust, because it has been a fantastic experience, but I have had a few exciting things happen since I came back home. Firstly, I was so happy to be able to announce my upcoming debut with the Berlin Deutsche Oper! They are such a lovely group of people, and I can't wait to perform Eugene Onegin again- what an amazing opera!!
I have also been nominated for a Green Room award for my Tatyana in Melbourne in 2014. It is a show that is so close to my heart, so I am thrilled to have had such a positive response! Unfortunately I won't be able to be at the awards as I will be rehearsing Onegin in Berlin at the same time- maybe that's a good omen?!
Lastly, I am delighted to be nominated in the Young Singers category for the International Opera Awards. What an honour! There are some fantastic singers nominated, and I'll be at the awards ceremony at the end of April- hopefully I'll meet some of my favourites!!
Enough for now, thanks for reading!