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November 2019
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Aerden [userpic]
And the NATS Result Is...

I made semi-finalist!!!

That means that either my cumulative averaged score from the three judges was 90 or higher, or two of the three judges scored me at 90 or higher. I don't have my score sheets back, yet; I'll get them at my next voice lesson.

Either way, it's an improvement over last year's audition--and, as far as I was concerned, a noticeable improvement! I didn't run out of breath, and my voice sounded good and full, to me. Also, I demonstrated the ability to express romantic joy and playfulness in my first piece, immediately followed by crushing loss in the second song.

The room in which I sang was a lot smaller this year than last, with better acoustics, which helped, as I still have a small voice.

But I am still totally thrilled! :D I sang:

1. "Deh, vieni, non tardar" - W. A. Mozart, from Le Nozze di Figaro
2. "Le Couteau" - Nadia Boulanger
3. "The Lowest Trees Have Tops" - John Dowland, from lyrics by Sir Edward Dyer

I hope to improve enough to make finalist in 2010.

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: "Le Couteau" - Nadia Boulanger

Also, "Le Couteau" is French for "The Knife," yes? I'm not familiar with it, so now I'm curious.

"Le Couteau"

"It's a 'somebody done somebody wrong song.'

The narrator's lover broke up with him , so he feels as if the lover has stabbed him in the heart, and he cannot pull the knife out--but he doesn't want to pull it out, even if he could, because he still loves the one who put it here.

It's a very neat song. I hope to learn more of Nadia Boulanger's pieces.