Concours de Genève
And here we are ! Third price of the Geneva Competition !
I never thought i would go so far in it. And I'm super proud, after four rounds, 2h of programs in total, and more than 300 singers from all around the world who registered, to have reach the finale. My finale was good but not extraordinary. Unfortunately I woke up this day with a very tired voice, and I had the general in the morning and the concert in the evening so it went even worse. I had no choice than "save" it, which means I sang very clean and proper technically but couldn't be "free" enough to make the show. Quite sad for a finale, knowing that the other rounds I was in super shape and sang at my best !
Another lesson to be learnt, when you do a competition you should do only this, and not (as I did) several operas and trips in between. The positive side of not doing only the competition is that you have no time to stress. The negative side is the same, no time to stress and no time to be 100% focused.
Last lesson was the programm. The jury told me it was far too intimate and sad for a finale. I should have sing Rosina, Sesto or other mezzo "hits", show-off and champagne arias in order to win the public and jury's heart. It is something I can understand and even agree on. But when you have sang already 2h the other rounds, you already showed so many different things and I thought I don't want to do the typical mezzo hits for a finale, I thought it would be interesting to show another emotion.
But anyway ! I know I made some people cry, I know I enjoyed singing with orchestra, in this splendid Victoria Hall, and I know I am glad to have been awarded the third price and the price of the Cercle du Grand Théâtre, which gives me a title role in the years to come !!!
Congratulations to my colleagues who were wonderful singers and persons :)
And a huge thank you to all of you who gave me love, support and positive energy the whole competition, with messages, hugs and physical presence
and here is the link to the finale :
and the review from classic agenda :
Pictures by Thierry Pillon