Marriage of Figaro

Performing the part of Figaro in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro as part of Tessitoura’s touring production in 2012. Photo by Roxy Harris.

Figaro is the fiance of Suzanna and is appalled when he learns that the Count wishes to have his way with Suzanna. Figaro schemes but it is the plans of the Countess and Suzanna that finally put things to rights. Although his is the title role, it is the Count and Countess that take the spotlight whilst Suzanna does most of the stage work.

The music is sublime, especially the ensemble singing of the Act II and III finales. I have been lucky enough to perform this role with two different groups and have enjoyed it immensely both times. From an acting perspective, Figaro talks and acts with confidence, but is emotionally thrown by events on several occassions and shows his jealousy and feelings of betrayal.

40 Voices Table

This is the table that I plan to fill in as I work on developing character voices for each of the categories listed – please do check back later on to see how I am getting on! I’ve decided on 5 variations for each character type, so lots to work on; 40 voices, in fact!

Jon Paget – Voice Acting Demo

Jon Paget – Voice Acting Demo

Don Giovanni

Performing the part of Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni as part of Tessitoura’s touring production in 2013. Photo by Eleanor Murray.

Masetto is a young, jealous man who suspects that his fiance Zerlina will have a fling with Don Giovanni. It is a relatively small role, and all scenes are ensemble but his character is flawed, which makes him interesting to play.

Magic Flute

Taking on the role of Papageno in Mozart’s Magic Flute during Tessitoura’s touring production of 2011. Photo by Zoe Bartlett.

The role is challenging because he is the comic relief of the plot and the audience is supposed root for him. Luckily, Mozart helps the performer with some wonderful duets and aria.

Welcome!

Hi, and welcome to this blog. The intention is to share my attempts to step into the profession of voice acting and extras work. My professional background is working as a project manager in the public sector, but I have trod the boards at amateur level in plays as well as in musicals and operas. … Read More