It’s time for another catch-up, this time with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Potter. Elizabeth appeared on The Talent this time last year, with another one of our performers, pianist Sam Colcheedas. In our chat, Elizabeth tells us how this year has given her the opportunity to learn new skills with technology, and how seeing a live performance is what she’s looking forward to when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Thanks for joining us, Elizabeth! What have you been up to since your last appearance at 3MBS?
I have recently completed my Honours Year in Classical Voice at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. I also performed a principal role in ‘O Bliss, O Rapture’ with Savoy Opera Company in late 2019, and participated in XL Arts’ ‘Jumpstart’ programme in February of this year, where I participated in a number of masterclasses and a performance at Tempo Rubato.
How are you coping during lockdown?
Lockdown has been challenging but also character building for me. It is very disappointing as a musician to have so many opportunities and gigs cancelled, but I have used the time to focus on building my teaching skills and adapting to online music teaching.
What’s your number 1 strategy for beating the lockdown blues?
I have found that a daily morning workout session (thanks YouTube!) really sets me up well for the day and gives me lots of energy. That, and Zoom Opera viewing dates with friends!
What do you look forward to post-lockdown?
Definitely going out to see a live show would be high up on my list, as well as catching up with so many friends I haven’t seen for most of the year.
How can we support you and your music?