After seeing so much opera, reading about opera and now learning opera via singing lessons, I have started to work on one with a much welcomed collaborator. Early days, and I eagerly await the libretto to make a start. My main aim is to create something where the music conveys the emotion more than the text; well, at least equally. Seems so obvious, but I think this will be my greatest challenge, as well as working on something on a larger scale. I look forward to it – and a great way to start 2014.