June 7th

9:30- 11:30 Class with Erika Sunnegårdh

Our class with Erika was a little bit of meditation, self-discovery and trying to find out why you want to pursue this artform. Big stuff to think about in the morning with a big group of people.

We did some meditative exercises and explorations into which words resonate with you as to why you want to get up in the morning. In a way, this brought us closer together. Some people had very emotional moments, being so open with their personal thoughts about their artistry. It was really nice to be in such a supportive circle.


After the class, Brenna and I got a quick lunch and some coffee and hot chocolate at a local coffee shop. The dark hot chocolate was SO sweet! I couldn’t finish it.


13:00- 15:00 Don Giovanni 2

We were running through act 1 completely to give people the chance to run through more staging again.

15:30-17:30 Don Giovanni 1

More review of act 1!


After rehearsal, some us went to Le Burger to get some food. It was another hipster burger place at Mariahelfenstrase, where most of the shops are located. Jubin works there, so he was able to show us around.

I ended up talking with Liza, who has been living here on an artist’s visa for 4 years. Someone had cut me in line at the burger place and earlier when I was ordering a quick lunch before rehearsal. Liza said that it happens to her a lot and most people assume that since we are smaller, colored skin women that we won’t say anything. I wasn’t sure what to say if someone were to skip me. Liza said that I should say, “Ich bin hier” or “I am here” to them. Got it!

19:00- 21:00 Suor Angelica staging

We finished all of Suor Angelica’s staging, but we have a worker from the Schonbrunn palace working for us! She plays the Madonna statue for the whole show and comes to life at the end when Suor Angelica kills herself.

…Yeah, opera.


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