In part 2 of my interview with Abigail Kelly, an award winning international operatic soprano, Abigail gives her insights on how to bounce back; dealing with fame and the mundane; tips for building a full-time music career and how she memorises the language, singing and music requirements of a complete Opera.
Abigail’s engagements include a variety of roles including the female lead in the ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ which she performs in various languages – Italian, Russian, German and French. She is the Ambassador for the National Touring Opera and is passionate about making opera available to all. Abigail is a workshop leader and vocal tutor and has been featured in Black Hair and Beauty magazine.
01:30 Career Lows and bouncing back from knock backs
08:35 Touring, fame and dealing with the mundane
15:00 Tips for anyone wanting have a full-time career in music (Abigail’s tips – have a side hustle and safety blanket; know your stuff; learn who you are as a performer - practise! Know how you are going to represent yourself for auditions etc; don’t take yourself too seriously)
21:21 Tips for memorising your music
26:48 Where to find Abigail:
Where to find Abigail: -Twitter @AbigailKellySop -Singing lesson for Kids, English Touring Opera https://youtu.be/1ReOwquIBJg -Royal Albert Home Opera Recital (for kids) https://youtu.be/8cNe0J2hqMs -Shh! We have a plan, Children’s Opera (ETO) https://youtu.be/2k_yEBBEvyw -London Symphony Orchestra Christmas Choral Concert LSO https://youtu.be/ro4amHB5_mI -Sammy and the Beanstalk – OperaUpClose https://www.operaupclose.com/sammy-and-the-beanstalk Music industry coaching & education https://www.successbeyondthescore.com/ for Millicent's free E-Booklet 'Revealed 25 Secrets of the Successful Gigging Musician, Singer, Rapper and Spoken Word Artiste'.