Opera

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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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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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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