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 under the big, generous musical mind of my friend and colleague Craig Terry, and to hear the good results of Julia Faulkner’s vocal instruction (I remember Julia as a kind MET colleague and flawless singer). There is very good singing and serious artistic study happening here. Thank you, LOC, for making me part of your team!
We rock it out until the end of the week, and then – vacation!