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Cambridge University Ballet Club - Scheherazade

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Crikey, that is late!  I’m assuming it’s the last few days of term as getting up for tutes and lectures could be tricky. ☺️

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1 hour ago, Ian Macmillan said:

And not at West Road this time?

 

West Road is otherwise occupied on the Saturday at least, with a concert version of Aida (I'm going to it).

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And all being well, I'll be in the chorus.  I'd wondered if there had been a booking clash and others had got in first.

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Oh, I'll see if I can spot you then! Not that your profile picture is that helpful for recognition purposes! Do you sing tenor or bass?

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I'm afraid I couldn't work out which one chorus member was you but I did think it was an excellent concert.

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Thanks - the spontaneous audience reaction would suggest it went well, and the emotion stirred up by the soloists in the final scene was pretty palpable.   I trust that Scheherazade went equally well.

 

Me?  The silver-haired chap on the front row of the chorus, between two of our lady tenors.

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I was somewhat surprised to notice a couple of women singing with the tenors. Is that due to a lack of (male) tenors?

 

I thought the soloists were very good, especially Michael Wade Lee & Mirouslava Yordanova, as being off-book they were able to get more drama into it.

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In fact, we have three ladies at the moment - just a matter of where the voice placement falls.  I rather agree about the soloists - especially Ms Yordanova.  It was, I believe, Linda Richardson's first Aida and, from what I could see, she was using the score solely as an occasional reminder.

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I assumed that all the other soloists were singing it for the first time. I know Nicholas Lester was at any rate, having followed his career since I first saw him with ETO back in 2010.

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