It’s been weeks since my last public engagement so I’ve manufactured my own! It’s time for the first of your lockdown Friday arias.
I was planning on singing something from Greek antiquity and even wore my Cretan earrings in readiness but the sun came out and I decided to go for something naughtier. So, here’s “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson & Delilah by Saint-Saëns.
I also had the best intentions of singing in a Facebook live but thought better of it so, to be completely honest, this is one of four takes. I’m always amazed at how much I learn from filming my performances. It’s such a hideous thing to watch back but is the single most helpful piece of feedback you can get.
With enormous thanks to the brilliant Toby Nelms who played and recorded such beautiful accompaniment for this. Thank you!
Have a great weekend. Stay cheered, stay healthy and lots of love xx
(P.S. I promise to give you Greek myth next week…)
2 Replies to “Friday aria: Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix”
How weird, I was thinking about you singing that aria earlier on today, it’s one of my favourites, and I’ve sung it often! I used to finish it off by singing Samson’s few bars at the end, with “Samson! Samson! Je t’aime!” giving a top B flat at full blast! Anyway, it’s glorious, Grace. I shall play it again and sing along when I’m on my own . . .
Keep the music coming and STAY SAFE>
Lots of love, Kate xx🎶🎵❤xx
Ah, of course you’d drop in a stonking B flat for good measure! I’d expect nothing less and I can totally imagine you singing Delilah. I hate filming myself but it’s tough not having performances to prep for and watching myself is the single, most useful piece of feedback I can get so it serves a purpose.
I hope you’re both staying healthy and cheerful.
Loads of love xx