Back at WNO, listening.

So glad to be in DC working with the fab singers and pianists here! Great singing going on along with very intense conversations about why we do what we do. And, at the Kennedy Center, Larry Brownlee and Lisette Oropesa are KILLING IT in Daughter of the Regiment. I wish … Continue Reading →

and we’re off….

The glamorous life, DTW edition: ¬† Two weeks of travel await, full of adrenaline, teaching, reunions with great people and great cities, and some brand new repertoire. The sleepy eyes in this picture don’t tell you how excited I am! And if I’m tired, I’m happy too. The three quick … Continue Reading →

Spring Ring

The winter term in Ann Arbor is over! If you head over to the University of Michigan Opera Facebook page, you can see some of the places our Wolverines are heading for the summer. First stop on my itinerary is Washington DC, which feels like home. I’m so happy to … Continue Reading →


I’m on Amtrak, watching the handsome Philadelphia skyline on my way back to DC. What a week. Today was a bit of icing on the cake, a lovely masterclass at Rutgers. The cake was, of course, a week with the Domingo-Cafritz artists at WNO. I am always grateful for the … Continue Reading →

Build it and they will come

So I just spent the weekend at¬†Potomac Vocal Institute, the brainchild of my pal Betsy Bishop. Great classes and really good singing! Terrific teaching and work is happening down here, y’all. I was pleased to catch up with several singers I hadn’t seen in years, and to see my friend … Continue Reading →