This morning I was interviewed by French Students at the Wix Lane Primary School in Clapham. They are holding a competition in the school to see who can find the person who best represents English Culture. Having worked with the children last year in a concert I sang in, I was very honoured to be invited to answer questions that the students had to ask about being an opera singer in England.
They asked all sorts of questions ranging from what made me want to be a singer, do I have days I want to quit, what my favourite English song was and my favourite composer. But they also asked things like what adjective best described myself and my favourite, which animal best described my personality (I thought a Tiger was perfect!). They were very good and varied questions and they had so many. I also sang a few bars of Dido's 'Lament' to demonstrate my voice and, after many requests, the chorus of Adele's 'Someone Like You'. They loved it.
A lovely way to spend the morning with these wonderful young people and I hope not only have I inspired them to get into opera but increased their chances of winning the competition!!!
Georgina Rosanna Murray is a Soprano from Manchester.