Sunday, March 29, 2015

Classics in Callan Park ~ an unexpected sing

Got a phone call around 11.30am asking me how soon I could be dressed and organised to replace a fellow soprano in "Classics at Callan Park", a Leichhardt City Council initiative of an audience picnic whilst being serenaded by The Metropolitan Orchestra Ensemble plus singers from Pacific Opera.

Seeing as I was already going to be there assisting as a volunteer, it was easy enough to up-frock and up-do! We replaced the ailing soprano's aria with one that I knew better, "Depuis le jour" by Charpentier, and I also sightread a couple of other numbers with the group ("Flower Duet" from Lakme, and "Nella Fantasia").

Quelle belle vie!

Photography: John Kilkeary