September 2nd, 2013
This project reminds me why I fell in love with classical music. It allows me to make a contribution to the community that fostered my growth as a person and as a musician. It is as nourishing to me as it is hopefully satisfying for the audience. Matt and I are in this for the long haul. It’s important.
January 25th, 2013
Delve deeper into the repertoire for Susanna and Myra’s upcoming recital. The more you know, the more you will enjoy it!
June 21st, 2011
The Metropolitan Opera Tour in Japan – What an experience. Often in performing a concert or an opera with a company, you rarely get the opportunity to spend time and really get to know people in other departments. People whose faces I recognized in the hallway at the Met are happily now friends from the chorus, orchestra, and crew.
March 29th, 2011
Several months ago some musician friends invited me to sing on their chamber music series… in Curaçao! They are serious about customs here…
March 21st, 2011
Looking back on the experience, much was as I expected; the opera felt wonderful to sing and I loved sinking my teeth into the story. But some was not at all as I expected. Even getting to Birmingham had its challenges…
January 6th, 2011
Tonight we finish the run for The Magic Flute here at the Metropolitan Opera, and what a ride it’s been. This has been quite a different experience for me on many levels, most obviously because the whole production is geared to the younger folk…
November 23rd, 2010
I guess it’s natural for one to begin to look back on the past year to find things for which to give thanks. But I find myself almost startled by this past year.
November 18th, 2010
Follow the blog I kept while traveling to do auditions in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona, and Cologne – What an adventure!
October 3rd, 2010
So, I just finished a month in Minnesota (Minneapolis and St. Paul to be exact), and let me tell you: September is THE TIME to be in those cities.
September 27th, 2010
While filling out a questionnaire from a presenter today, one question caught me by surprise. Not the question itself, but just how much I thought about it. The question was: What famous person, dead or alive, would you like to meet?