2010 meant Mimì and Micaela. I spent January to May playing Mimì, in what was to become Opera Up Close’s Olivier Award winning production of La bohème! I then joined Opera Novella as Micaela in Carmen for their debut season. This was closely followed by bohème’s exciting transfer to London’s West End!
We played to packed audiences at the Soho Theatre until September 2010, when I rejoined the company to sing Rosina in their follow up production of ‘The Barber of Seville’.
Christmas madness ensued, and before I knew it, January arrived, and with it, the opportunity of a lifetime… to sing Fiordiligi, in Italian, in the USA! Savannah Philharmonic were staging ‘Così fan Tutte’, and I had the most wonderful 3 weeks, rehearsing and performing the most beautiful music, and meeting and making many new friends.
The blow of returning to a cold, wet British January was fortunately softened by one final fortnight as Mimì, in bohème’s return to the Soho Theatre. By this time we had been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production!
I then had the Handel Competition to get my teeth into, and was extremely pleased to make it to the last 15 singers into the Semi Final.
After a crazy 14 months of performing here, there, and literally everywhere, I took myself off to Egypt for 3 weeks R+R and a little bit more R in the form of their recent Revolution.
It is now May already, and I am enjoying the unusually beautiful weather, cycling around London on my trusty BSA steed, and busily preparing for the various gigs listed on my GIGS page. Hope to see you there!!!!