And back to the baroque period again. Caldara’s aria Sebben crudele from his – now seldom performed – opera La costanza in amor vince l’inganno was pure bliss to work on. It felt as if this aria was written for my voice.
I enjoyed every minute I spent perfecting my rendition of this aria.
Next, I sang Ombra mai fu from Händel’s opera Xerxes, which was rather nice to work on.
If by now you’re assuming I must really like Baroque music, you’re absolutely right. But there’s more to me than just Baroque.
Next I got to sing Il mio bel foco, which I didn’t really enjoy, so I only worked on it for a short while and then moved on to something else.
When I had my first singing lessons (after the hiatus) back in September, I first started working on “Lascia ch’io pianga” as a counter tenor.