The first week in August I found out that an opera company in London was hosting Flourish a competition for new operas. The opera Tom and I wrote, The Three Fat Women of Antibes, seemed to fit the requirements perfectly, so I decided to apply. The chance of winning an opera competition is so small, it often seems not worth it to enter, but then, nothing ventured and all that. I got my materials together and sent them off.
To my HUGE surprise, I got an email this morning from Robin Norton-Hale, the artistic director of OperaUpClose, congratulating me and Tom on being shortlisted. The next step is to send them a DVD of our show that was produced here at San Jose State, in May of 2009. If we were in the UK, we could perform for the judges live. I am super excited!
The judging takes place on September 21, 2014. I don’t expect to win, but it’s great to be heard.
Here are links to the company and the theatre: