So, after my mother died, I took basically half a year off from my career. No auditions, and I sang basically at the concerts I had previously signed up for and where I had a contractual obligation.
I started off April by getting new recordings to send out for pre-screening (many opera companies nowadays will ask you for pre-screening video recordings before they'll give you a live audition)- particularly for two roles I really wanted to sing: one for Handel's opera Xerxes, for the role of King Xerxes (no golden speedo, no), and Mozart's Magic Flute for the role of Prince Tamino. Tamino, I've done before and can do in my sleep. Xerxes is one of my dream baroque roles.
Well, I heard nothing for months, so I assumed I had been passed over. Today I get a double-whammy in my email: I got Xerxes. They apparently wrote down my e-mail incorrectly and have been trying to get in touch with me for a month. But I got the role!
I just have, like, a month to memorize it. Yay >_> but yay!
And I also got an audition date for next Friday. So yay, I'm actually making my comeback.