I’m sitting here tonight thinking about how well-behaved and cooperative my voice has been for me these last couple of weeks. Besides starting rehearsals for “Oklahoma!”, I haven’t had anything else on my singing plate – which, believe me, is a well-needed break. But I really had to chuckle. Why is it at these times – when I have no auditions or performances for the next month or so – that my voice wants to be a perfect little angel?
I feel like vocal superwoman. (Of course by saying that, I will surely have jinxed it, but so be it.) I was rocking out my musical theatre voice on the same day as practicing my high E’s in Durch Zärtlichkeit. And I even popped out a high F with ease without even trying. I’m sure when I need these vocal acrobatics to be at my beck and call, they will head for the hills, but I’m rather enjoying this little stint of no-pressure singing. Perhaps I’ll even be able to channel in to this feeling psychologically the next time I actually really need it. But if anything, it’s one of those wonderful reminders of why I chose to sing in the first place – not for money, not for fame, not for anything else but the simple and wonderful enjoyment of it!
Happy singing everyone!