Carmina Burana’s soloist Natasha Wilson (Soprano) share some thoughts about her life and also about the concert with us in September
I am very excited to make my Dunedin début, with this fantastic piece. I have sung the O Fortuna chorus many times throughout the years, as I am lucky enough to have been a part of the New Zealand choral community for quite a while. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to perform Carmina Burana in its entirety, as the soprano soloist, with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, and the local Dunedin choirs. The part of the soprano in this piece is so lascivious and lyrical; the Cour d’Amours is a lot of fun to perform. I’m looking forward to performing under the baton of Maestro Marc Taddei, who is not only based in New Zealand, but also in San Francisco, where I will be moving to in September this year. I am also excited to finally sing alongside Henry Choo, as well as James Clayton whom I have performed with through New Zealand Opera. This is my first time performing as a soloist in the Dunedin Town Hall, and I feel privileged that it will be for a performance such as this one.