December is always a busy time and this year was no different. I had the great fortune to participate in a play this past December. It’s called “The Messiah.” Now, those of you who are familiar with Händel’s “Messiah” may be disappointed to learn that this is no Händel’s “Messiah.” It is a British satire written by actor and playwright, Patrick Barlow. Read the rest of this entry
It was another wonderful summer in St. Anton this year. Oper im Park produced “Cosi fan tutte” and I was cast in the role of Despina, the spunky and mischievous maid.
For those unfamiliar with the story, it is about two sisters who are in love with two young gentlemen. The gentlemen are equally enamored with their lovely ladies. After a recent visit with their girlfriends, they are heard bragging about how faithful their true loves are to them. They declare that nothing could come between them and their relationships. A wily, old man by the name of Don Alfonso overhears this and disagrees with them. He says that he can guarantee that the girls would not only be unfaithful to them, but would do so within a very short amount of time. A wager is made. The young men don disguises and endeavor to tempt their respective girlfriends into infidelity. It eventually works. Despina, the maid, is brought in by Don Alfonso to assure his plan is successful. Read the rest of this entry
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a singing post, so here it is! I just finished a wonderful 2 weeks in St. Anton, Austria where I was cast in a production of Hänsel und Gretel. I played the Sandman and Dew Fairy. I had a great time and wanted to share some photos from the production and our time there.
It was a quick rehearsal period but we managed to get everything done just in time. It was an outdoor version of Hänsel und Gretel which fit so perfectly with the story. Below is the side view of the park where we performed. Read the rest of this entry