Listen to Radio 2. I quite enjoy relaxing without any music at all. It’s quite a big part of my working life. At the moment working on part for Welsh National Opera Rossini’s Mose in Egitto, playing Elcia - Cardiff then on tour. So I’m having to learn two parts in two different languages, Italian and Czech.
If you follow a recording you end up sounding like a recording. I tend to try and learn it on my own by sitting down at the piano and picking out the notes. We have to get it pretty much learnt before we meet the other cast members. It’s on thing to learn in on your own
I have done a few songs in Czech.
Rehearsals start in May for Cunning Little Vixen. You can’t act when you are holding a score.
I’ve spent a lot of time working out the pronunciation of it all. It’s full of consonants, there are some words with no vowels at all, and you’ve got to get your head around how to sing when there are no vowels.