Later this week I fly to Adelaide to begin rehearsals on the next project, a short Handel opera called Acis and Galatea, which will have performances in Adelaide, Singapore and Malaysia together on the programme with the second run of Black Water – quite a heavy night on stage for me, all up!
In early May the company departs for Asia, where as well as shows in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang, we are also presenting a one-night-only Opera Gala evening in the exciting historical city of Melacca.
From there we fly to Austria, where we have only a few days to re-rehearse The Marriage of Figaro for performances in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
After a few days of R&R, my lied partner Ella Luhtasaari will join me in Vienna for a few days of rehearsals, and then we begin study at the month-long summer school into which we have been accepted. I am quite excited about that for a number of reasons, but not least because it includes full-board in a castle in Graz, Austria!
All up, it will be mid-July before I make it home to Sydney again. I expect there will be many tales to tell in the meantime…..