I am doing GREAT, Happy belated Birthday... I hope it was everything you wanted it to be and more. Don't beat yourself up, sounds like you have a busy schedule. All we can do is our best, and no one can ask for more. 2269 days ago
Great choices for your final! I've sung most of them - or at least know them. I'm actually performing Poor Wand'ring One on a concert in a few weeks. Gilbert and Sullivan is such fun! Have you listened to any of Barbara Bonney's CDs? She's recorded some great music. Also - Purcell's The Fairy Queen has some nice choices (Come All Ye Songsters, Hark How All Things - lots of other choices). There are a few good recordings out there, but my favorite has Lorainne Hunt (when she was a soprano) and John Eliot Gardner conducting. There's one featuring Bonney and another with French soprano Sandrine Piau, whose voice I've recently discovered. I'd love to hear what music you pick!
Oh - along these lines, do you read Classical Singer? Cindy Sadler is running a program online over the summer that might be worth a look-see if you aren't already involved in an on-site program.