Every crisis is an opportunity and I have found this to be abundantly true in the last year! I have continued to enjoy singing , cheering up others and myself by singing in the street for people at their front doors - I even sang in a blizzard in my kossack hat!
It has inspired me to scale it up and bring opera to peoples' gardens this summer. Together with my husband, singer Lawrence Wallington, we have formed Opera That's Nice and we are really looking forward to singing in a team again with our friends and brilliant singers Alex Aldren and Luci Briginshaw, who have sung with us often with my chamber group enSEmble26. We will sing all our favourite arias, which we hope will be everyone's favourites too!
Preparing for the regular Beethoven violin sonata zoom concerts with Ellie and Tom this year has kept my spirits up enormously. I have loved getting to know these virtuoso sonatas with Ellie Fagg. Her incredible musicianship and delight in creating narratives has made our journey together really delightful. We are going to be performing them a lot more together in the coming years, I hope!
I am so excited to bring news that my CD of Warlock songs which I recorded with Luci Briginshaw last November has been taken on by the record label Convivium Records and will be released in October 2021. Details of a launch party to follow!