It doesn't fix anything to be frustrated and sad about our situation, but it's also very important to allow ourselves to feel what we need to feel about the situation we're in today. A third national lockdown is not how we wanted to start 2021, and for many of us who are struggling to feel secure, it's a struggle to stay motivated - I'm very happy for the opportunities which have been offered to me over the past two months.
In advent, I was fortunate to have quite a few ongoing projects. I was pleased to be involved in Random Opera Company's #OperaInLockdown project, and their team made such a success of three digital performances under difficult circumstances: I was very glad to be involved in all three:
- Messiah (Handel)
- Il Nozze di Figaro (W.A. Mozart)
- A gala concert featuring professional and student singers from around the world
Although many of us miss performing on stage, it was great to be given a sense of purpose and an end goal to aim towards - the creation of some brilliant performances. Take a look at Random Opera's Youtube Channel and support them if you can!
Even More Messiah
High-quality recordings were made of this performance, and I will share them on my website when they have been made available!
Puzzle Piece Opera
It was a pleasure to help organise and promote, as well as to sing in, the very successful Puzzle Piece Opera Gala concert last term. I'm looking forward to being involved in more more projects this term, including coordinating New Works Project and also performing in the spring production of The Marriage of Figaro (W.A. Mozart) In English.
Alex is a classical singer and theatre performer based in London. He also works in Marketing & PR, and offers consultancy services across the UK.