Jerry insists that “sorrows” be sung with closed vowels. He called on the soprano from Windsor to demonstrate for us.
“I love what the tenors do here; they’re so pleased with themselves! So glad to be wicked.”
Glorrrrrry doesn’t sound the same as glow-rih, sadly.
*holds up wine glass* True story.
The sopranos were requested to sing “in a manner more alto…dian.”
“We don’t need too much text painting here.” Text painting, for the uninitiated, is when the music expresses what the words are saying. …it’s funny because in our attempt to sing very very softly, we sounded like a mortal wound kept us from projecting.