Corriam tutti a festeggiar

Opening night of Nozze: done! Congratulations to our cast, crew, and everyone involved. Three more performances, and I wish there were more. There just can’t be enough of this opera. See you tomorrow at the matinee for more shenanigans and infidelity! And check out this great article on Kim Witman, Wolf Trap Opera’s … Continue Reading →


I’m writing in a state of exhilaration after our first orchestra reading for Nozze at Wolf Trap. What a joy to be back with the musicians of the Washington, DC area. It’s such a rich scene! There’s so much going on here – symphony, opera, oratorio, chamber music. Players are skilled and … Continue Reading →


Like the Travelocity gnome, this little horse is going to start riding the country. You can follow her at #AZlady. It’s a fun social media thing that Arizona Opera is doing to raise the roof for its opening night next season, which will be Emmerich Kálmán’s last operetta – Arizona Lady. Hungarian … Continue Reading →

Veni, vidi, voce

Tonight is the final dress rehearsal for the University of Michigan’s production of Giulio Cesare in Egitto. What a joy it has been to work on this remarkable opera with the committed students here. I couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishment. It always blows me away to watch students work toward and … Continue Reading →