|First dress rehearsal--I had to laugh when I saw my makeup design. I look awesome, don't I? At least I didn't have to really worry about hiding the real life dark circles that were under my eyes! I got to accentuate them instead.|
Listening to it with my husband and children is one of my favorite Christmas Eve traditions, if not my most favorite. I love Menotti's operas in general, and while my dream role would be Magda in The Consul, playing Amahl's mother was right up there on the list.
|My rags. Of all the roles I've ever played, this is definitely the most raggedy. Pieces of my costume were all over the stage every night.|
|Me and my Amahl. This girl was FANTASTIC. She has never done anything on the stage before, but she is an incredible musician, singer, and actress. We were so lucky to have her, and she definitely stole the entire show.|
Not so different from most mothers I know.
|A picture one of my BFFs caught for me on opening night. I like that The Maestro is in it, too, down in the pit. And see? Amahl's mother is sweeping the floor. Just like every other mother in the history of the world.|
I've been working on that. Feeling joy, no matter how overwhelmed I feel or how difficult my life is or how awful my house looks when an unexpected guest shows up. And I've been working on opening my heart to Christ and his healing power.
Speaking of feeling overwhelmed as a mother, and of letting Christ in, I am guest posting today over at Chocolate on my Cranium about that very topic. It is part of a series of guest posts on how to deal with being overwhelmed as mothers. Click HERE to read my post.
More opera moments on Overstuffed:
Dona Nobis Pacem
To Be the Giver of a Gift
My Secret Life
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