We have superb cast , many of whom are British singers.
My husband and I fell in love playing Dorabella and Ferrando at RCM in 2011, so the music holds a special place in my heart. I love food, and I already have the pot belly.
I love all that. I went to his house in East London, and we had a sing through of all sorts of repertoire so that he could get to know my voice and my range, and we discussed possible texts.
Growing up in a family of thespians, it always frustrated me as a teenager when people observed the inevitability that I would choose to have a career in the performing arts and that, somehow, my genes would guarantee me success. I have been so lucky over the past few years to get to work with some fantastic people in beautiful places.
And dad and I will never forget the experience. If you ever get the chance to see this producton, which I know will last forever, please grab it. Particularly since the arrival of a certain tiny someone who joined our family in June 2016.
That's a tough one. It has been great fun, but I am ready for home now.
We really enjoyed ourselves once we settled down. I was dreading taking a 10 week old baby on the 11 hour flight, but luckily I had my brilliant 'manny' aka Dad with me.
A pot-bellied pig. Everywhere we went people wanted to take photos of her and hold her.
It was the fourth time I have played Nancy. If not, my pillow. He found great depth in the character of Dorabella, and had some great ideas to make her more than just a stupid girl.
It had been several years since I had played a trouser role, but with great guidance from our director, James Conway, we found ways to make my character, Sesto, very three dimensional and sympathetic.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you? What is your most treasured possession? He very kindly took the time to write back, and we struck up a friendship.
Following in the footsteps.