This is for all the human beings of the opera industry. For everyone who has worn a smile when they have wanted to cry, for everyone who has pretended to know what they are doing when inside they feel like they are cheating, and for everyone who has ever felt pain or disappointment as well as pride and joy in their work. This is to tell you that it is ok to not be ok. It is ok to have doubts, confusion, and to struggle with our own sense of inferiority in the world around us.
Kitty describes the differences between becoming a mother very early on in her career, and then again, ten years on. No time like the present I have been a mother since before my professional career began. I was pregnant with my first child during my last year of undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, so in that respect I have never known any other way of having a career as an opera singer. They say there is no perfect time for a singer to have a ba