The Fat Lady Sings: Lindley sings the Dew Fairy Aria

This was one of my most memorable recital songs! Not only is the composer’s name (Engelbert Humperdinck) fun to say, but playing the Dew Fairy in this scene was a delight. I will happily wear fairy wings any time.

The Dew Fairy Aria is from the opera Hansel & Gretel, first performed in 1893 in Germany. 

The dress was from Holy Clothing, and the incredible handmade fairy wings (from Etsy) still grace the wall of my office.

This isn’t a recent video, but I’m re-sharing it as a way of releasing old body shame. When this video was taken, I was bothered by the way my fat body moved on stage, and even more distressed by listening to my own voice. I wasn’t able to give myself the grace and vulnerability of acknowledging that I was learning and growing, but now I’m ready to extend that love to myself. I belonged on that stage, I still do, and I always will.

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