One aspect of hopping from one concert hall to another is adjusting to each acoustic once we arrive. While the technique of sound production remains the same, the sensation of singing can differ vastly between venues. What I love about sound check rehearsals is that, in addition to being a chance to feel out the sonic space, it's also a chance for us to tweak things a bit in between performances. Performance always brings out new things that can't occur in the rehearsal room - sound checks allow us to revisit things and see which new things from each performance worked, and which new things didn't. It keeps things fresh and alive, and it's a chance for the team to reconnect, regroup, and refocus.
Sound checks are also an opportunity for me to play with my camera...here are some shots from both Bucharest and Torino...
Our noble Ariodante for this tour, Ann Hallenberg
Ginevra - Roberta Mameli
Dmitry Sinkovsky - Il Complesso Barocco's fearless leader
Dalinda (who is quite mean to me in the opera...) - Ana Quintans (who is incredibly sweet to me in real life!)