Opera Triple Bill

September 14th – November 9th 2020

Autumn Triple Bill

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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