Beer is good. It’s particularly good after a long, hard day at the office. It enters another realm of significance entirely when you are attempting to sing a contemporary opera for the first time. Today is the dress rehearsal of Ryan Wigglesworth’s first opera, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Ryan, with whom I … More Exit, in pursuit of beer.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an opera singer in possession of a bit of spare cash, must be in want of a motorcycle.” Jane Austen, petrolhead, 1813. I love motorbikes. Always have. However, like most seventeen-year-olds with terrified mothers, I wasn’t allowed to have one. A car was fine, even when driven with … More Zen, and the art of opera detox