Così fan tutte has a lot of recitative for the singers – that is, sung dialogue. So Amy, our Fiordiligi, came to me for help on some of her lines. I was only too happy to oblige. Things went well until I hit a sunny spot on the carpet.....
When I woke up, she’d moved on to rehearsing her most difficult aria, “Come scoglio”, which translates as “Like a reef”. Here, Fiordiligi sings defiantly that she will be immovable and not yield to the advances of any new suitors. (We’ll see how that turns out.)
While I don’t charge the company for my time, there are so many other things about opera that cost money: rehearsal and performance space, costumes, sets, artists’ honoraria. A great show like this takes help from generous music-loving souls out there.
So, Fear No Opera’s fundraising continues on the crowd-funding site, Rockethub: http://www.rockethub.com/35436 . Please help out today! Any support helps us present first-rate opera for our audiences!