Wow... Wagnerian! That is awesome. I have to say that I've never even felt the draw to sing Wagner - except for Senta ;). I would never sing her, but just love 'Jo ho hoe'!
As for my rep, lol. Well, that's always been up for debate. I was trained in college as a soubrette or light lyric mezzo. I know that isn't me. But the problem is when I get nervous, I get my breath up and start sounding like a chirpy soubrette. Ugh. I have been told so many different things, but the thing that I'm starting to believe more and more is Dramatic Coloratura. Who knows. If I could pick a role that I think would be perfect for me right now, it would be Elettra, from Idomeneo. What about you?
Yes, I have had quite the weight loss journey, lol! I am glad you find it inspiring. It looks like you are off to a great start!!! 20 pounds! Good for you. I got a new scale that is about 4 pounds heavier than my old one, so I actually have to change my ticker upwards, lol. I was hoping to get it down to my ticker weight, but that might be a long time coming.
What are your thoughts about how losing weight affects your voice?