This past weekend, I flew to Italy to play the role of Lady in the short film CONFESSION written and directed by the up and coming Giacomo Gili. The story follows two very different women: The nun, played by the incredible Bethan Cullinane, and the prostitute, played by myself. They meet through unexpected circumstance and an intimate emotional bond is built between them, thus bringing them closer together and helping them both. Everything about this weekend was amazing; ...
This last month has been about connection, cognition and creative permission! I went to see my friend and opera diva, Leah Crocetto, sing in Verdi’s Requiem at the Amsterdam Concert Gebouw. We performed previously together in a duet concert at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall in New York City and it was such a gift to spend time with her, connect and hear her sing live again!I sat in on her rehearsal as the next night I was singing in the Taptoe voor KIKA fundraiser with the ...
New Year’s started out with a BANG! To be honest, the fireworks in Leiden are a bit scary and exciting at the same time. Despite the scary part, I found myself stepping outside at midnight with my family, friends and neighbours gathering at the bridge, wishing each other Happy New Year and witnessing together the cacophony of sounds, vibrations and colourful lights all around us.
It's been an interesting year filled with ups and downs, reflection, adventure, travel, "un"expectations, faith, luck and gratitude! We never know where our next gig or adventure is coming from and while we work towards our goals sometimes it feels like no one is saying yes to us. But what we really need to be doing is saying "yes" to ourselves. "Yes", to challenging opportunities where we will grow as individuals and artists.
It's a small world after all... I bought a world atlas book for my daughter recently on her fourth Birthday. It's meant for her age group but I find it pretty darned cool and truly enjoy sharing adventures of world travel and the idea of future adventures as well.
On the 19th of August, I will be a guest soloist with the Band of Liberation, conducted by Simon Dubbelaar, at the Belgium International Tattoo Memorial, The long road to Passchendaele. Last month, I sang with the band for a Veterans concert in Gouda, alongside my friend and talented mezzo soprano, Emma Brown. It was a wonderful experience and a sun shiny day.
I've been invited to sing the song MY HEART WILL GO ON with The Band of Liberation in Gouda, NL for a Veterans day concert on 10 June. The band is led by Simon Dubbelaar and I will be a featured soloist alongside the talented soloist, Emma Brown. I am really looking forward to working with them for the first time!
I am a little bit late on my April blog and for a very good reason. On a personal note: Last week my mom had emergency heart surgery in Michigan, USA. My daughter and I flew to my childhood home in time for the surgery and we are there now with family.
What an amazing month so far! Alberta the film opened March 9 to wonderful reviews. I was also invited to do interviews with Unity FM and Sleutelstad, plus I recorded a thrilling voice over for a new exciting project.
Blastoff! The movie ALBERTA in which I play a delightful 'lil role is opening in movie theaters throughout the Netherlands starting March 9, 2017, my IMDB has new updates, and the new Marnie Baumer FaceBook fan page has been launched! ALBERTA is written and directed by Eddy Terstall & Erik Wünsch, produced by FuWorks and One Big Agency. Freek (Daniël Boissevain) is a successful marketing executive with a beautiful wife Iris (Eva Duijvestein).