“Ave Maria” (Bach-Gounod)
For all the brides-to-be who want an Ave Maria and can’t remember what “the Bach one” sounds like. This is what it would sound like at your wedding. This is not what I would look like at your wedding; the camera really did add ten pounds. I’m positive. I…hope.
“Where Are the Simple Joys of Maidenhood?” (Lerner/Loewe)
I KNOW I’m forty-two and have four kids. The “maidenhood” part was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek. I just like this song and was practicing it for fun.
“Art Is Calling For Me (I Want to Be a Prima Donna)” (Herbert/Smith)
This recording is just a rehearsal, but I performed this at the Little Theater of Alexandria in 2012 and had a blast, even changed into a Renaissance dress while singing, and stabbled myself with a toy knife on the high note at the end. Can’t find the recording of the actual show.
“If I Loved You” (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
Just a good song for a soprano, and a favorite of my parents’.