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 →
Happiness is updating your calendar! From Arizona to Vienna (VA), from Canada to Texas, from Handel to Hanlon, and with my favorite opera of all time in the mix? Next year is shaping right up. Hope to see you somewhere along the way!
So the last few days at Glimmerglass have been overwhelming. Yesterday we played our fifth performance of Ariadne with one of American’s great Ariadnes in attendance. Miss Jessye Norman herself was in the house! She gave a masterclass yesterday afternoon before the show, and was elegance personified as she kindly and firmly … Continue Reading →
I am absolutely thrilled to be in the middle of my first week as a visiting coach at Chicago Lyric Opera’s Ryan Center! The group of artists here share talent, commitment, and drive, and it’s a pleasure to work with them. It’s also so pleasing to see the program flourishing … Continue Reading →
I just spent a completely delightful hour with the University of Arizona vocal students who are preparing Die Zauberflöte for performances in April. They were engaged, prepared, and took big risks. More than that a teacher cannot ask! It’s so important to realize that the road to real excellence is bumpy. Everybody … Continue Reading →