Vulcan’s Peak

Do you love beauty?

December 4, 2003 11:16 pm

One week from now, I will be at home!

I had my voice jury this morning, which is the equivalent of a final exam for any sort of music lessons. Basically, you go in and sing in front of the voice faculty – you get to pick the first song, and then, on the spot, they pick a second one from the list of songs you’ve worked on this term. My teacher and I had chosen “Liebst du um Schoenheit” for my first, a pretty (if a bit schmaltzy) song. Then the panel chose “Se nel ben,” an Italian song about how Fortune is never reliable. Probably the one I least expected them to pick, actually, but not a problem!

The real fun was that it was thirty degrees and rainy today, and one is supposed to dress up for juries. Meaning a skirt. My roommate thought I had lost all vestiges of sanity I ever possessed. It was wonderful to come back at noon and put on jeans! Made me feel almost indestructable. An illusion, of course, but it was nice while it lasted.

Next on the calendar: one oratorio, three exams, and about a gazillion little errands!

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