I really do think so.
A few weeks ago, I went to a concert given by three operatic performers (a baritone, tenor and soprano) as a result of the jubilee of a rather famous choir known as 'Lambardi'.
In the pause between the performances of Bellini and Verdi's masterpieces, I managed to get to talk to the baritone (Ernst DaniŽl Smid) and asked him if he could hold a masterclass – I hoped as such, since I'm a bass-baritone in training myself.
So with great relief, he said yes – as long as I can manage to gather enough students for a masterclass. The best part is that this is not the only thing; he also told me he'd be at his (second?) home in France later on, and I could join him for a week to follow private lessons!
Beside that, I also spoke to one of the Lambardi choir members in the pause and I was asked to join one of their rehearsals at Monday evening. So I did recently and liked it – in fact, I wanted to join the choir. In their rehearsal pause, I went to the conductor and did a voice test. Seems I was viable and was accepted as second (2nd) bass (lowest bass voice).
Last Monday, whilst rehearsing with the choir for Christmas, a small orchestra came to accompany our rehearsal. There was a lady in there who played the violin & piano and was a conductor as well.
Whilst I was warming up my voice on the piano, she happened to hear me and asked me if I was interested in joining her choir as well. As such, I went to their rehearsal night yesterday and joined as well, after a voice test. Again, the lowest bass of the choir.
Apparently I'm starting to develop into a contrabass, since my lower range is getting ridiculously expanded (I even reached the G above the lowest one on the piano – G1, with my entire range being G1 to G#4) – and that with me only being 20 years old. I wonder just how deep I'll sound when I'm 40.
It's all great, but the downside is that I'm getting ridiculously busy now. I need to practice three maps full of music sheets just for one choir, and then a load for the other. Not to mention I have school daily and
need to practice for my singing lessons and piano lessons as well.
I suppose in order to be able to advance into a reasonable career, one will have to sacrifice some things, including spare time.
Oh well, just felt like getting it off my chest. Thanks for reading.