August 10th, 2006


Voice Lesson, SPH Pops Back Up

Voice Lesson #8: My teacher started me learning an Italian aria by early Baroque composer Jacopo Peri. I love it. It's called "Nel Pur Ardur." It's gorgeous!

Except she wants me to do ornamentation. Ornamentation sucks. It's like the guy who sings "Unchained Melody." I never heard so many completely unnecessary notes in my life! Just let the pure beauty of the song shine through. You don't need a lot of extra trills and crap. This is why I don't like opera. Bleah!

SPH: I wrote an entry in gareth_adams' journal this evening, just for the beck of it, because I wanted to. I miss SP Paul Graves' voice. TA Paul Graves doesn't have quite that bittersweet angst. He didn't spend 20 years being a Death-Eater. TA Paul Graves uses too many contraction.


Anyway, it felt good to write that, even though it was a very rambly, stream of consciousness post.