And welcome to the Bajazet rehearsal blog - lovely to have you with us. It's been a long time coming, but now we are here. Our first two days are music rehearsals - two days of Erin Helyard seeing all the singers one at a time and working through their arias and recitative for tempo, ornamentation, style, mood and many other things. A first taste of the wonderful Vivaldi score. Today we saw Hadleigh Adams (Bajazet), Russell Harcourt (Andronico), Emily Edmonds (Asteria) and Christopher Lowrey (Tamerlano) and it was a very good day. Here's a lovely pic of Erin and Hadleigh - maestro and hero together.