Furtive Figaro is a series of short video podcasts created to give a unique glimpse into
the life of an Opera Singer.

Furtive Figaro Episode 6: Mascots & Munchies. Apologies for the long absence! Seem to have spent most of this job trying to stay well… Enjoy!

Not so Furtive, but here’s the official trailer for Fiona Shaw’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’!

Episode 5: Putting on the Sitz! Ahead of the start of stage rehearsals, Kate Valentine investigates the all important ‘Sitzprobe’, and what it means to the conductor, company and singers.




Last chance folks! Closing date’s tomorrow…


"Whatever is powerful to you can be translated into something which will matter to somebody that you will never know."

- Jeanette Winterson. (via arkadina)

Hugely uplifting as I drag my tired body to rehearsals!

Source: arkadina

Countess hair, sort of a cross between Miss Jessel and Kate Bush…

Countess hair, sort of a cross between Miss Jessel and Kate Bush…

Furtive Figaro Episode 4 - Secret Skills

Kate Valentine speaks to Devon Guthrie, playing Susanna in Fiona Shaw’s new production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at London’s English National Opera this Autumn. Devon reveals her secret skill that keeps her calm during hectic rehearsals!

Furtive Figaro Episode 4

Kate chats to Devon Guthrie about her passion for Spinning.


From 2:24 onwards…