Remarkable beauty

“Remarkable beauty” is an important phrase in the libretto of A Coffin in Egypt, and it’s what comes to my mind when I think of that opera’s star, the woman with whom I’m privileged to make music this week, Frederica von Stade. Remarkable and beautiful, inside and out, full stop. We have … Continue Reading →

Why I love my smartphone

Because it is there to record moments like this. Me, Margo Garrett, and Anne Epperson together at UT. Collaborative madness! Lucky me, to stand between these two brilliant, dynamic ladies! It’s a good day under the Austin oaks.

Back to home base

Where did the time in Houston go? It seems like I was posting from the first Das Rheingold rehearsals just the other day. But the dress rehearsal was last night, and I am back in Austin for a few weeks of teaching. Houston, we have a problem – there are almost … Continue Reading →