Monday, August 15, 2016
Eliza Dolittle, I think, is one of the most iconic musical theatre characters of all time, and so I decided to sing "I Could Have Danced All Night" from her show, My Fair Lady. This recording is interesting, as it came out very, very quiet. Like, you can't hear me well at all. And the sound quality still leaves the high notes something to be desired. Still, it worked as a first recording of this song, and I plan to re-record it in the future.
Just for fun (and it was a lot of fun), I decided to sing all of the female parts in "One Day More" from Les Miserables! I know I most certainly missed some parts, but this was so much fun to put together, and since fun was what I was going for, mission accomplished!
For my fourth recording, I decided to perform a song I've always loved -- "Think of Me" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. At this point, I was still attempting to work out sound issues and so the high notes (particularly the B flat at the end) don't sound as clear as would be ideal. But it was, overall, a good first attempt.
Even though I have been trained classically as a lyric soprano, I'm always working on my lower register and my mix. Disney tunes tend to help me do that, so I decided to record "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin. Interestingly, this show is now on Broadway. Singing the part of Aladdin is YouTube singer "vaanfluff."