Just now, we at the Florentine are rehearsing a new production of Handel's Julius Caesar, and seeing our wonderful cast, I am reminded how many of things that have been covered here over the years about auditioning, hold true when it comes to performances as well.
This holds true especially in Baroque Opera, where often the performer is not aided by a lot of specific periphery, be it chorus, other roles, or scenery.
The power of the performer is front and center in Caesar - vocally, musically, and dramatically. The challenge of feeling confident in how one tackles all these areas is certainly laid bare in this incredible opera.
So....as you're working on these areas for your auditions, know that auditions won't be the only place you'll make use of the skills you learn!