Beauty revealed

Please read this astonishing, moving piece by cellist Brinton Smith of the Houston Symphony. This is his address to the board at the end of their season, but it’s much more than that. It’s an essay about music, about being a musician, about being a listener. It’s by turns informative, … Continue Reading →

Style points

Here is the link to my Opera News interview. Unfortunately, it’s subscriber-only, but the June edition is one that might tempt you – I’m honored to be included with the cover article, all about Ricky Ian Gordon’s new opera¬†27¬†which just premiered in St. Louis with a powerhouse cast. I want … Continue Reading →

Es gibt ein Reich…

Ariadne rehearsals have begun! It is such a pleasure to be back at Glimmerglass after more than a dozen years. Even after all this time it feels familiar, and I’m overjoyed to feast my eyes on the beauty of Otsego County again. The cast was ready to get down to … Continue Reading →