American Baroque Opera Company: Alcina

March 8, 2018

In Italy with Opera in Concert!

December 19, 2017

I am thrilled to announce that this summer (May 24-June 16) I will be studying and performing in Urbino, Italy with Opera in Concert!

Sesto, Vitellia, and the Space Between Binaries

December 14, 2017

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito displays the damage that the heavy-handed, fearful binarization of gender can cause, and models a love based on true understanding.

Discovering Cherubino

March 15, 2017

Beaumarchais’s original text included detailed character notes: “Chérubin” was to be played as “a charming young scamp, diffident only in the presence of the Countess.”

The Dallas Opera: Moby Dick

November 12, 2016

Moby Dick was the first collaboration between Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer, the opera team that brought us Great Scott last fall. While the pacing and humor is similar, the stories are wildly different.

“Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein”

May 6, 2016

An English translation of Prince Orlofsky’s aria from Die Fledermaus, written for the Spring 2016 Opera Workshop at UT Dallas.

The Dallas Opera: Great Scott

November 7, 2015

The opening scene is an engaging introduction into the rehearsal room where Arden is late because of an interview on 60 Minutes, pushy new soprano Tatyana Bakst is trying to convince Winnie to let her sing Arden’s part, stage manager Roane is flitting around keeping things under control, and conductor Eric Gold is becoming increasingly exasperated with the singers.

The Dallas Opera: Tosca

November 6, 2015

Critics called The Dallas Opera's Tosca a "safe", "conventional" choice, but the classic production had its own beauty. My sister Allison and I (she attending a live opera for the first time, I for the third) were enthralled with the drama and over-the-top passion that have characterized opera for so long.