The day after TUNDI’s opening opera, “Das Rheingold”

Tuesday, August 23 – the day after TUNDI’s opening opera, “Das Rheingold” in its Wagner in Vermont Festival. Sometime ago, TUNDI’s creators Maestro Hugh Keelan and Soprano Jenna Rae, asked the Wagner in Vermont cast if they would be interested in participating in mid-week concerts and/or presentations about any particular musical interest. Today, cellist Jakub…

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MAGICAL night! Das Rheingold

A totally MAGICAL night! TUNDI Productions‘ “Das Rheingold” was a resounding success – artists, orchestra, conductor Hugh Keelan – everyone at the top of their game. I have never been more thrilled to perform Wagner than I am with this stellar team of artists, stage tech, videographer. Six of my dear friends/colleagues ventured north from…

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TODAY IS THE DAY! Das Rheingold

TUNDI Productions’ first performance of “Das Rheingold”, the opening installment of Wagner in Vermont Festival’s Ring Cycle. I am so grateful and excited to be a part of this epic project right here in New England – at Brattleboro, VT’s Latchis Theatre. The production values, superb artists, fantastic orchestra – all combine for an epic…

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Wagner’s Ring in One Evening

“Wagner’s Ring in One Evening” – who would ever put those 5 words together in one sentence? Well, Peter Furlong would, and he DID! Last night, July 23, Peter and 9 other artists accomplished something unique – highlights of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” in a 2 hr. concert at the Sawyer Auditorium on the…

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Wagner’s Ring in One Evening (BWG)

Ho jo to jo, y’all! I’m proud to announce that I will be participating in the Berlin Wagner Gruppe’s upcoming concert, “Wagner’s Ring in One Evening” this July in New London, NH. My treasured colleague Jeffrey D. Brody has been tasked with reducing 14+ hours of Wagner into, well, a “few” hours. I will be…

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Facebook’s random “Share your Memories”

Twenty four years ago today, I experienced one of the most exciting and artistically fulfilling singing engagements of my entire career – the opportunity to sing Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” (The Song of the Earth – in Czech, Pisen o zemi, see below for proper title in Czech) – in one of Europe’s…

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Wagner, Then and Now

“Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.”-Gioachino Rossini My passion for Wagner started fairly early. As a very young singer in my teens, I was only assigned Italian and a few French songs, as well as songs of English and American composers, during early vocal study.   My first exposure to Wagner’s…

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Student Spotlight – Ken Quiricone – Bye Bye Birdie

The Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH, has presented some wonderful shows of late…last month, I saw “The Full Monty” and today (20 March 2022), “Bye Bye Birdie”…both of these shows are classics. In the early 2000s, I was an adjunct voice teacher at Plymouth State University, and privileged to work with many talented young singers.…

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