Monthly Archives: December 2009

Lucie: Wed 16 Dec

Two rehearsals today: one in the morning with Matt, Shira and Hedd, and one this afternoon with the whole company. Busy day!  

Brilliant music! I hope people will like it as much as I do. The more I sing it, the more I like it!

This morning the rehearsal with the other Jedermanns went really well. Thank God for technology and my little recording machine: now I can listen to it over and over again and practise at home during the holidays. Some passages are very rhythmical, so I really need to get them right. We had to fit the four of us + Lionel in a tiny practice room, and Matt’s voice sounded huge in there. His part really suits him, he sounds fantastic. 

We had so much fun with the rap! Maybe our little improvised rehearsals backstage during the Opera Scenes helped 🙂

Lionel is very patient and kind to us, even when we get things wrong.

With the whole company this afternoon, we did the second act, with the Protest Songs, the Monetarist Dream and the final number. I was really impressed by how well some people can sight-read. It already sounds great, and I am looking forward to January.

The holidays will be very busy. Mmm… I will have to swallow my foie gras quickly and get back to work  🙂

Lucie: Mon 14 Dec

A few pictures taken backstage at the Conservatoire’s Opera Scenes, featuring myself and Matt Cooper (Mr Jedermann).

Opera Scenes: Lucie dressed as Filipyevna (the old nurse) in Eugene Onegin
Opera Scenes: Lucie dressed as Filipyevna (the old nurse) in Eugene Onegin
Opera Scenes: Matt and Lucie dressed for The Merry Widow
Opera Scenes: Matt and Lucie dressed for The Merry Widow
Opera Scenes: Matt dressed as Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Lucie as chorus for Orfeo
Opera Scenes: Matt dressed as Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Lucie as chorus for Orfeo
Lucie and Matt studying the score backstage at Opera Scenes
Lucie and Matt studying the score backstage at Opera Scenes