Our singers have had three great rehearsals on the upcoming production of Carmen by OPERA San Antonio. We continue our blog series today with our latest ensemble member: Jacy Highsmith.
How does it feel being a part of an opera production of this scale?
It’s amazing! It’s breathtaking that I’m working with such amazing people – they’re all really talented.
How do you think this experience will impact you in the future?
It’s going to improve my self confidence – being able to be on stage in an opera in front of so many people does that. Also, this might be something that I would like to do more of. This experience would positively impact me if I decide to do a musical or even opera again!
How does it feel performing on a full fledged opera set?
It’s really cool so far – I love the choreography and everything. When all the costumes and movement is put together it’s going to look so cool!
What is different about opera rehearsals from CCSA rehearsals?
There’s a lot of moving around and action. That makes it a bit harder, but it’s more fun as well because there’s a lot of choreography. It’s not little pieces at a time being practiced to perfection.
Which part of the opera are you most looking forward to?
Our parts, because I think the marching is going to look really cool onstage!
Jacy is in eighth grade, is a member of CCSA’s Youth Academy Treble ensemble and is in her second season with the organization.