Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I can't wait to get home! But my time there will be short, as I'll be going to the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. I will be premiering a beautiful new song cycle for baritone and piano trio called This is My Beloved by my friend Jake Heggie (who will play) as well as other Heggie compositions, some Schubert, and a concert that includes Broadway selections. Should be a wonderful two weeks!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Cosi Fan Tutte with the New York City Opera was a great experience and we got stellar reviews. Gorgeous weather in So Cal. Enjoying mountain biking in our local hills with my brother-in-law Mark. My students at USC have been very busy with recitals and performances in various operas, and the Spring semester is almost over. I'm boning up on my Sweeney Todd for Saint Louis Opera Theater, and working "Prospero" back into my voice for Thomas Adès' The Tempest in Quebec this Summer. He will be conducting it, so I'm looking forward to that because I saw him conduct in NYC and he's really good!