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The Wagner in Vermont Festival Comes To A Close

The Wagner in Vermont Festival came to a close on Saturday, August 27, at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, VT, with a stunning production of “Die Walkure.” I find it difficult to adequately express my gratitude to these two artists – Maestro Hugh Keelan and his wife Soprano Jenna Ray – who managed the unbelievable…

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Wagner in Vermont Festival has been a smashing success

TUNDI Productions’ (www.TUNDIProductions.org) Wagner in Vermont Festival has been a smashing success. I am both humbled and thrilled to have been a part of this monumental mounting by a “small but mighty” opera company to produce fully-staged, with orchestra, the first two Ring operas, “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walkure.” Every single artist – and I…

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Wagner in Vermont Festival – Day 3 Recap

TUNDI Productions has done a marvelous job of planning day-time activities and informative events to keep attendees and artists inspired and entertained. On Wednesday, 24 August, I gave a short presentation called “Wagner’s Other Songs”, which I had discovered many years ago in a Dover publication which included about 20 songs in both German and…

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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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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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