It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. – Week 8

Monday: Performance 1. I was very nervous since I had not ran the performance to time with the orchestra, and we had loosely run the…

The last hurdle – Week 7

Monday: Last stage and orchestra sessions. Learnt that being on top of scheduling is so important because the whole morning session was all over the…

The big move! – Week 6

Monday: studio run 2 happened. Learnt from Studio run 1. We had lighting session issues. Will had been CC’d into an email last week about…

Learning how to deal with a fire alarm during a studio run – Week 5

Monday: Stephen returns!! Had a rough morning, not sure if it was tiredness or not quite getting into the swing again for a couple hours….

Learning how to document the rehearsals – Week 4

This week was quite uneventful, but good for preparing for the busier weeks to come! Monday: May Howard joined as AD today! Felt very reassuring…

Learning how to deal with a self-isolating director – Week 3

Monday: Nothing went majorly wrong before lunch. Luckily a slower morning for blocking which meant I could sneakily answer emails and messages that were still…

Learning how to run a rehearsal room – Week 2

Monday: We started rehearsals! Aaaah! I found the format of doing a blended in person and online meet and greet very awkward. I’m not sure…

Learning how to be an opera DSM – Week 1

This week has been really great to prepare and get to grips with the new way of working at Guildhall. I took on what I…