Saturday, January 28, 2006

Bathroom Divas Episode 4 Recap

With only four of the original six singers left in Opera Boot Camp, this episode was the most riveting to date as Elton, Sonja, Sonja, and Emili paired up to sing duets. The pairings were Sonja Anderson and Elton singing Love Unspoken from Lehar's Merry Widow, and Sonja Gustafson and Emili singing the Letter Duet from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.

Emili returned to Vancouver at the beginning of the episode to sing at her sister's wedding, missing a day of rehearsals and coachings.

Elton and Sonja A. didn't immediately connect as an ensemble and had much to work through with Michael, Tom, Mary Lou, and Gary in the coaching sessions. Emili, recently returned from her short Vancouver trip, resumed work with Sonja G.

The four then took a trip to Dr. Brian Hands, an ear, nose and throat specialist and all had a turn looking at the state of their vocal folds on a TV monitor with a laryngoscope. (All received a clean bill of vocal health.)

Back at the house, they reviewed video footage of their performances with Tom Diamond, and the ladies (sans Elton) went on a shopping trip.

This week's vote-off was held at Bloor Street United, the largest venue to date. Guest panelists this week were vocal coach Stewart Hamilton and bass-baritone Robert Gleadow. Christopher Burton was the pianist for the performance. The two pairs sang their duets, and this week it was Emili that was voted off the show.

The next vote-off will determine which singer of the remaining three will get to perform with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Bathroom Divas airs on Bravo!Canada


  1. Anonymous12:50 AM

    Hey, I'm just an amatuer listener of opera and classical music (used in a braod sense meaning everything from the Renaissance to now basically) so I'm not really familiar with a lot of stuff besides the most famous...

    Anyway, I just have a quick question: Do you know the name of the piece that is used as the 'theme' for Bathroom Diva's?

  2. It is the Queen of the Night's Vengeance Aria from Mozart's Magic Flute.