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 →

A Day in the Life

This morning is a true “How did I get here?” morning. Was I not in Austin a few weeks ago? Answer: yes. And yet here I am in Ann Arbor, plunged into a totally different group of students and colleagues. This morning I’ll rewrite a few parts for my Giulio Cesare band, … Continue Reading →

Let the games begin…

I’m back in our nation’s capitol for a week to do one of my favorite things, work with the young artists of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz program. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with them, and to making some new acquaintances as well. An additional bonus: I’ll get to attend the … Continue Reading →

Bin ich ein Goat?

The Vorspiel to Ariadne auf Naxos is a bustling collection of characters, disparate and distinct personalities thrown together on a momentous and confusing day. This article introduces you to someone in our production who might be new to you. After all, we have decided that Naxos is a town in upstate New York … Continue Reading →