Opera

Save the Date – August 29, 2020
Die Walkure

UPDATE: This year has had many ups and downs and this event had to be reimagined. Stay tuned for more information about a Complete Ring Cycle in 2022. Ho jo to ho! to friends, family, and colleagues. I am thrilled to announce that this August, I will be performing with a new opera company, TUNDI…

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Wagner Immersion, Part 3

The weekend of July 27-28 was a stellar and most memorable one for many reasons. First, I was able to spend time with my dear friend and colleague Joy McIntyre, with whom I always have the most Joy-ous time discussing music, politics, travel, and life in general. Joy is a most erudite, entertaining, and brilliant…

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Boston Wagner Society Fall 2018 Concert – “Wagner: Mythology, Mysticism, and Masters”

In late November, I shelved my Die Walküre score after many months of working on Siegmund/Sieglinde’s scene and Fricka/Wotan’s scene, in preparation for the Boston Wagner Society‘s fall concert, “Wagner: Mythology, Mysticism, and Masters”, presented at Old South Church on Sunday, November 11. This was a marvelous concert, long in the planning, presenting scenes from The Ring Cycle, Parsifal and Die Meistersinger. I…

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Wallowing Around in Mahler – again!

“O Glaube, mein Herz” (Photo by John Herper) I use this odd term because Mahler has come to mind quite often in the past few months. I have fondly remembered live performances of his glorious music, and sometimes I feel as if I have “over-dosed” in the harmonies and orchestral colors. I never tire of…

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MAHLER and ME (Part 2)

I am thrilled to announce that I will be the alto soloist in Gustav Mahler’s  iconic Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) on April 19 at 7:00 pm at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. This monumental symphony – requiring an orchestra of 100 and a full choir (preferably 100+) – is most likely on…

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The Magic of Puccini

On Friday night, March 16, I once again found myself at the Metropolitan Opera. I was invited by my close friends, Kristen and Chris, to hear Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Hearing this glorious music brought back very fond memories of singing the role of Suzuki, Butterfly’s faithful servant/friend, in – as best as I can recall –…

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Old Songs Resung – Janice’s Labor of Love Concert

Hello, everyone – You are cordially invited to my concert on Sunday, November 12, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957). Many of you know that I have a passion for this composer’s vocal works. I am thrilled that my colleagues Martha Warren, Mark Andrew Cleveland, and Maxwell McGrath…

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Update: Tenor Maxwell McGrath

Max continues his climb to Local Tenor Stardom with his most recent success with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (www.portsmouthsymphony.org). On June 11 at the Music Hall (www.themusichall.org) in Portsmouth, Max made his debut with the PSO singing his signature aria, “Ah, la paterna mano” from Verdi’s Macbeth. It was thrilling to hear Max sing with a full…

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