Friday, October 29, 2010

Vulnerability

I tend to save as much vulnerability for my personal journal as possible...but I finally mustered up enough bravery to share with you a large portion of my soul. Yes, that's right. The part that's housed in my very vocal chords.

I'd been working with my voice teacher on Puccini's beautiful aria "Chi il bel sogno" for a while and, at last, it was time to perform it. I don't do well in performance mode.


The car, most definitely.
The shower, absolutely.
In front of family, meh.
In front of mass audiences, eeesh.

So, forgive my strange performance habits, i.e. rolling my eyes, licking my front teeth, not staying in character, not knowing where to look, not knowing when to close or open my eyes, etc. After 7 years of voice and I'm still working on it.

So...

Without further ado...

Here is me...


video

I know I'm no Anna Netrebko...that's one reason this isn't on YouTube. But I have to say, I sure love this gift that Heavenly Father has given me and I'm doing my best to improve and share it. I don't know what I'd do without the ability to express myself through music. It is a literally part of who I am. And I. Just. Love It.

12 comments:

lovinlife said...

Woot! Woot!

Vulnerable, nothing!

Woot!

Love,
One of Your Many Fans... Heath

Brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!

melanie said...

Loved it, Lindsay! A beautifully developed voice, indeed. Go easy on yourself--I thought your stage presence was great. I'm sure Grandma Hess smiles in heaven when you sing. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

A beautiful performance, Lou, you made me cry. Yes, I am a baby, but you have an amazingly beautiful voice!

Chess said...

Linds, you have a LOVELY voice. That was absolutely stunning! Feel free to post more videos of you singing. I loved listening to you! :-)

Ashley Benjamin said...

Lindsay! This was absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing :)

kristin said...

aaaaagghhhh that was so beautiful! i can't believe that such an amazing voice comes from my FRIEND! you are so good.

SO SO GOOD.

Jalene said...

whew! that was BEAUTIFUL, linds!!!

i got the chills!


you are amazing!


fanks for singing at my wedding. you are dah best!

Brandon said...

Wow. You have an amazing voice. It's kind of cool when you know it's good even when you don't know what's being said.

Dan Maxwell said...

Wow. Lindsay, that was really really amazing. I don't say that to just anyone, but that was honestly phenomenal. When do I get a copy of YOUR CD? Thanks for sharing your talents.

Ashley said...

Wow! That was beautiful!! Music is the one thing that feeds my soul like nothing else can, and your voice and the power from it brought tears to my eyes. Simply beautiful. Can't wait to hear the encore! :)

Andrew Whyte said...

Lindsay, that is amazing! Your expression and gift of singing is profound. Thank you for being willing to share your gift and allowing me to listen to you sing!