Welcome to my new blog called Come Scoglio: A Soprano On A Mission. I've always wanted to start one of these, but never really had a reason to. Now, after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier and receiving my degree (woo!), I'm entering into a new chapter of my life. Although I am returning to Laurier to do so, I feel something different and exciting is about to begin.
Before I say anything else, I will describe what the title of my blog means. For those of you who don't know this, "Come scoglio" is an aria written by W.A. Mozart and comes from his opera Cosi fan tutte. It is a soprano role, the character being named Fiordiligi. In plain english, "Come scoglio" means "like a rock". To be a young, budding soprano in this business calls for strength and determination. Not only are there a large quantity of sopranos trying to get into this business (by business I mean the Operatic singing world), but a large number of GOOD sopranos. We have to work that much harder because we are not in demand. This blog, I'm hoping, will be an outlet for me to reflect on this journey. For readers, I hope it will inspire and answer some questions about what I and many other people do as singers, artists...and most specifically, as sopranos.
I've always known that my life would lead to a job in the performing arts, but never did I believe I would end up here. To be a singing artist is to live a life full of culture and to be immersed in the classics. In September, in about a week, I will be returning to Waterloo, ON to complete my Opera Diploma at Wilfrid Laurier University. This is probably the first year where I have been itching to return to school and start working! Not that I was never excited before, but this is finally when I am able to start focusing on my love: Opera. It will be a challenging year, especially because I will be applying to schools in the states to continue studying.
So, to conclude, I hope this entry gives readers enough incentive to continue reading and commenting on what will be a very challenging and amazing journey.
Hasta luego (until later),