Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I know this a subject covered many times before, but it's important. Ask yourself - why have I selected these arias?
They fit my voice?
They fit me physically?
They fit my personailty?
my teacher told me they fit me?
I like them?

A lot of possibilities here...and I think there are probably multiple answers.
I will give some thoughts on possible answers coming up.


  1. I think another good question to ask is "In what context am I singing this?" (opera audition, competition, etc). I'm taking auditions off this spring to figure out more rep, a solid set for opera and one for competition. It's tough! :)

  2. Do I like them is always something I struggle with!

  3. I just found your blog. Are you giving advice on auditions? I am a lyric coloratura (former Queen of the Night (retired)) and am interested in auditioning for an upcoming production of Flute with a major house. I have been out of the loop for a while and performing mostly sacred rep, but there are two small roles available: Papagena and 2nd Lady, and I know this opera inside and out. I'd like to be considered for either. I look like a papagena. Any advice on what I should lead with if I really want a soubrette role?