Back to home base

Where did the time in Houston go? It seems like I was posting from the first Das Rheingold rehearsals just the other day. But the dress rehearsal was last night, and I am back in Austin for a few weeks of teaching. Houston, we have a problem – there are almost … Continue Reading →

Erster Schultag in Houston

“First day of school” – even after many years in this business, that’s always the feeling of a first rehearsal. Today we begin principal rehearsals at the Houston Grand Opera for Das Rheingold, the first installment of Richard Wagner’s monumental tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. Houston is doing one opera each season for … Continue Reading →

Toi X3, DC

In bocca al lupo, merde, Hals- und Beinbruch, and all possible superstitious wishes to the stellar artists of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz program. Tonight they sing their Showcase at the Kennedy Center. And they don’t need good luck with their skills. I’m just offering it out of fondness. With y’all … Continue Reading →