"I am well aware there are people who say I cannot sing! But whatever the case may be - there is no one who can say I didn't sing!" - Madame Florence Foster-JenkinsThat is my new motto, as told by my new idol. Madame Florence Foster-Jenkins is not really a popular opera diva as compared to others. But she is totally one of a kind. So, why did she become my new idol? Because, she is a tone-deaf opera singer. A singer who doesn't really care if the world laughs at her but still sings coz that is what she loves to do. Most of her recitals are done in Ritz with her friends and the women club (where she is the president) as the audience. She has a recording album and believe it or not, she has a sold-out performance in Carnegie Hall!
As you all know, my talent is not singing. But just like Madame, I love to sing. And I'm sure my singing is something that everyone misses when they don't see me. Though they mock or laugh at me, they still miss it. And they feel it's not complete if they won't hear me sing in videokes or parties. Aminin. Totoo diba?
So how did I learn about Madame? It's thru a play by the Repertory Philippines. My sister has a free ticket and she invitd me. I think it's not a coincidence. I think, I was really meant to watch it coz after the show, I got really inspired. the play is entitled Glorious. It's shown until April 29 in Onstage, Greenbelt 1. This is not a promotional blog. But i'm encouraging you to watch it coz she's my new idol. Hehehe. And it's just really great to watch a theatre play once in a while.
*photo taken from here