Two days after closing night I headed out to Matti’s recording studio in beautiful Inkoo with miss Jenny Vartiainen (http://www.jennyvartiainen.com/fi/) to record kantele/voice pieces composed by Adina Dumitrescu. Took a whole day. But it was a good day.
Upon arrival back from France we were still working in the gym for another week before heading to the venue. I promptly got my hair cut and dyed by our make up designer and artist Annukka and continued with rehearsals with everyone. Finally we had our first rehearsal in the hall in the form of a sitzprobe with the orchestra on the 25th of May.
Took a few days off from boheme to attend a masterclass in France with Neil Semer among others. It was eye opening and technique changing. Have so many wonderful tools at hand now as well as the knowledge to use them.
Oh Musetta. First fitting
First time seeing the costumes and getting fitted by our fabulous costume designer Pia
The very first rehearsal with choir for La Boheme.
Singing with the lappeenranta orchestra for the May Day celebration 2014
The first steps towards producing a full opera. Costumes.
And after the Easter concert we see the sights. The sandy beaches of Kalajoki in the “semi-north” of Finland.
After an Easter concert with my pianist and friend Eliisa.