The last performance went very well, and nothing seemed to go wrong except for one minor accident. I previously had made a mental note to lean forward more when I get up from lying down on the catwalk so that the lights would shine on me. I forgot one small thing, though. When I crawled back up from my laying position, leaning a little more forward than usual, my whole head banged on the railing above me. The red wig shielded my head, but it still made a huge gong-like noise onstage. Casi Goodman, the Third Spirit, could hardly keep herself from laughing. The rest of the performance was superb, and I think that everyone must have loved the Queen of the Night a lot that night, for when she came out to bow she received the biggest roar of applause of any character on any night!
Photo by Rozarii Lynch
It really was the most fun series of performances I have ever done. I had such a great time working with the other Spirits, Alissa Henderson and Casi Goodman, and I hope someday we will end up doing another opera together. Our Director, Chris Alexander, was a wonderful person to work with. He completely made what this opera what it was, and without him it couldn’t have been so successful. Rehearsals with him were always productive and creative, and I appreciated every one of his ideas on how to make the opera better.
I want to congratulate the entire cast for putting on magnificent performances and for making this one of the most amazing experiences of my life! You shall always remain in my memory, and I hope to continue singing with you.